Polyoxyethylene (20) sorbitan monostearate:IN 435

Tween 60, Polysorbate 60

E435 is a synthetic compound, produced from ethylene oxide (a synthetic compound), sorbitol (see E420) and stearic acid (a natural fatty acid).

Function & characteristics:

Many different products.

Acceptable Daily Intake:
Up to 25 mg/kg body weight for the entire group of compounds in the 430-E436 range; on the other hand, it has not been specified for the individual compounds.

Side effects:
None known in the concentrations used. People intolerant of propylene glycol should also avoid the group of 430-E436.

Dietary restrictions:
These compounds (430-E436) contain fatty acids, which are nearly always from vegetable oils; however, use of animal fat (including pork) cannot be fully ruled out. Chemically, the origin of these compounds cannot be determined; only the producer may provide information on the origin.