A synthetic, waxy solid used as a wetting agent, solubilizing agent, an emulsifier and thickening agent. Also used to clean fruits and vegetables. The sugar industry may use this additive in the manufacturing of sugar and molasses. It is also permitted as a dilutant for color additives.
The FDA has specific guidelines on the amounts of this additive for each permitted preparation. This additive is widely used as a laxative and stool softener.
gelatin desserts, beverages, fruit juice, cocoa products, chewing gum, laxatives
Possible Health Effects
May have a laxative effect.
In The News
June 9, 2010: Dioctyl Sodium Sulfosuccinate is being used in oil dispersants in a story by the New York Times: Ingredients of Controversial Dispersants Used on Gulf Spill Are Secrets No More.
Copyright September 3, 2010 Be Food Smart
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