Ester Gum, CAS# 8050-31-5, is a wood rosin manufactured through chemical synthesis, available as Hard, yellow to pale amber-colored resin. Ester Gum is widely used as food thickening agent. It is widely accepted as safe food additive in many countries with E number E445.
No side effects about ester gum reported. In rare case, ester gum can cause allergic reactions in specific groups of individuals.
Ingestion of Ester Gum in large quantity may hurt our health, please follow the guideline of using Ester Gum: ADI 0–25 mg/kg bw
Special groups refer to newborns, children, pregnant and any other applicable vulnerable groups.
There is no evidence that Ester Gum could have any negative effects on these vulnerable groups. It should be safe to use Ester Gum in food for newborns and pregnant. However, we still recommend consumers to consult professionals before using large quantity of Ester Gum for long period in food for newborns or pregnant.
Generally recognized as safe(GRAS) is a FDA designation that a specific substance or ingredient is generally considered safe by experts, and so is exempted from the usual Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act (FFDCA) food additive tolerance requirements. Ester Gum is considered safe by FDA according to existing data and granted GRAS status.
No breaking news or public health crises reported about Ester Gum reported up to now.
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1. Allergic lipstick cheilitis due to ester gum and ricinoleic acid. [Contact Dermatitis. 1998 Jul]
Author: Inoue A, Shoji A, Aso S.
2. Genotoxicity studies of the food additive ester gum. [Food Chem Toxicol. 1992 Jul]
Author: Mukherjee A, Agarwal K, Chakrabarti J.