Archive for April, 2018

The Problem with Emulsifiers: Part 2

What’s the problem? The dark side of specific emulsifiers.

Gabriele Amersbach*

The FDA has designated common emulsifiers like polysorbate 80 and carboxymethylcellulose or cellulose gum (CMC) “generally regarded as safe” or GRAS. This designation is coveted because it indicates that the FDA considers GRAS substances non-toxic and non-carcinogenic. However, the problem is that emulsifiers have not consistently been tested for side effects.… Read more