Ethyl Maltol, CAS# 4940-11-8, is a common flavorant manufactured through chemical synthesis or fermentation, available as White crystalline powder. Ethyl Maltol is widely used as flavour enhancer. It is affirmed by US FDA as GRAS(generally recognized as safe) and widely accepted as safe food additive in many countries with E number E637.
No significant side effects reported.
Ingestion of Ethyl Maltol in large quantity may hurt our health, please follow the guideline of using Ethyl Maltol: ADI 0-2 mg/kg bw
Special groups refer to newborns, children, pregnant and any other applicable vulnerable groups.
There is no evidence that Ethyl Maltol could have any negative effects on these vulnerable groups. It should be safe to use Ethyl Maltol in food for newborns and pregnant. However, we still recommend consumers to consult professionals before using large quantity of Ethyl Maltol 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. Ethyl Maltol is considered safe by FDA according to existing data and granted GRAS status.
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Author: Yue Y, Liu J, Yao M, Yao X, Fan J, Ji H.
2. Sensitization of Escherichia coli to nisin by maltol and ethyl maltol. [Lett Appl Microbiol. 1996 Mar]
Author: Schved F, Pierson MD, Juven BJ.
3. Characteristics of iron(III) uptake by isolated fragments of rat small intestine in the presence of the hydroxypyrones, maltol and ethyl maltol. [Biochem Pharmacol. 1988 May 15]
Author: Levey JA, Barrand MA, Callingham BA, Hider RC.
4. Effects of the pyrones, maltol and ethyl maltol, on iron absorption from the rat small intestine. [J Pharm Pharmacol. 1987 Mar]
Author: Barrand MA, Callingham BA, Hider RC.