Sodium Stearate, CAS# 822-16-2, is a sodium salt of stearic acid manufactured through chemical synthesis, available as white powder with fatty odor. Sodium Stearate is widely used as emulsifier. 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 E470a.
No significant side effects reported.
As Sodium Stearate is widely known as safe, there is no limit on dosage of intake. However, we still recommend consumers to consult professionals before using large quantity of Sodium Stearate for long period.
Special groups refer to newborns, children, pregnant and any other applicable vulnerable groups.
There is no evidence that Sodium Stearate could have any negative effects on these vulnerable groups. It should be safe to use Sodium Stearate in food for newborns and pregnant. However, we still recommend consumers to consult professionals before using large quantity of Sodium Stearate 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. Sodium Stearate is considered safe by FDA according to existing data and granted GRAS status.
No breaking news or public health crises reported about Sodium Stearate reported up to now.
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