E494 - Sorbitan monooleate

Additive: E494 - Sorbitan monooleate

Functions: Emulsifier, Stabilizer

Risk of overexposure

EFSA evaluation: Re‐evaluation of sorbitan monostearate -E 491-, sorbitan tristearate -E 492-, sorbitan monolaurate -E 493-, sorbitan monooleate -E 494- and sorbitan monopalmitate -E 495- when used as food additives (2017-05-05)

High risk of over exposure
The European Food Safety Authority (EFSA) has determined that some population groups have a high risk of consuming too much E494 - Sorbitan monooleate.

To evaluate your exposure to the E494 - Sorbitan monooleate food additive, you can browse our list of products that contain it. See the list of products with E494 - Sorbitan monooleate below.

  InfantsToddlersChildrenAdolescentsAdultsElderly
  < 11 to 23 to 910 to 1718 to 6465+
Most people
(over 50%)
 Groups with more than 50% of members exceeding the acceptable daily intake (ADI)Groups with more than 50% of members exceeding the acceptable daily intake (ADI)   
Some people
(over 5%)
 Groups with more than 5% of members exceeding the acceptable daily intake (ADI)  Groups with more than 5% of members exceeding the acceptable daily intake (ADI) 

Risk of exceeding the acceptable daily intake (ADI) : Risk of exceeding the acceptable daily intake (ADI)