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E903 : Canauba wax

Natural polymer produced from the Canauba palm (Copernica cerifera ) and related species from Brazil.

Function & Characteristics:
Coating and used in chewing gum

Chewing gum, confectionary, coffee, bakery products

Acceptable daily intake (ADI) :
None determined

Side effects:
None known from use in foods. Canauba wax is widely used in cosmetics and can cause dermal eczema. People who have developed such eczema may be sensitive to the use of canauba wax in foods.

Dietary restrictions:
None. E903 can be used by all religious groups, vegetarians and vegans.


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