DATEM, CAS# 91052-83-4, is a diacetyl tartaric acid ester manufactured through chemical synthesis, available as White or off-white solid. Datem 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 E472e.
No significant side effects reported.
Ingestion of DATEM in large quantity may hurt our health, please follow the guideline of using DATEM: ADI 0-20 mg/kg bw
Special groups refer to newborns, children, pregnant and any other applicable vulnerable groups.
There is no evidence that DATEM could have any negative effects on these vulnerable groups. It should be safe to use DATEM in food for newborns and pregnant. However, we still recommend consumers to consult professionals before using large quantity of DATEM 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. DATEM is considered safe by FDA according to existing data and granted GRAS status.
No breaking news or public health crises reported about DATEM reported up to now.
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1. The compound DATEM inhibits respiratory syncytial virus fusion activity with epithelial cells. [Antiviral Res. 2003 Apr]
Author: Ohki S, Liu JZ, Schaller J, Welliver RC.
2. Study of the effect of DATEM. 1. Influence of fatty acid chain length on rheology and baking. [J Agric Food Chem. 1999 May]
Author: Köhler P, Grosch W.