Safety assessment of hydroxypropyl methylcellulose as a food ingredient.

  title={Safety assessment of hydroxypropyl methylcellulose as a food ingredient.},
  author={George A. Burdock},
  journal={Food and chemical toxicology : an international journal published for the British Industrial Biological Research Association},
  volume={45 12},
  • George A. Burdock
  • Published 2007 in
    Food and chemical toxicology : an international…
Hydroxypropyl methyl cellulose (HPMC; CAS No. 9004-65-3) is an odorless and tasteless, white to slightly off-white, fibrous or granular, free-flowing powder that is a synthetic modification of the natural polymer, cellulose. It is used in the food industry as a multipurpose food ingredient. HPMC is approved by FDA as both a direct and an indirect food additive, and is approved for use as a food additive by the EU. The JECFA has evaluated the food uses of HPMC and established an acceptable daily… CONTINUE READING