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Data regarding the aquatic bioaccumulation of the test substance (CAS 91744-39-7; Glycerides, C16 -18 mono-, di- and tri-, hydrogenated, citrates, sodium salt) are not available. However, bioaccumulation in aquatic organisms is assumed to be low because the substance is readily biodegradable.

In addition, triglycerides are widely used as food ingredients and do not present a hazard to humans or animals; they are readily metabolised into the fatty acid part, glycerol and citric acid, which feed into physiological pathways.

Furthermore mono- and diglycerides have an amphiphilic character and can be part of biological membranes or act as emulsifier and thus, are naturally present in all living organism. Fatty Acid Glycerides are stored deliberately in the fatty tissue as energy source and will be metabolized if needed.

Hence, in case bioaccumulation occurs, bioaccumulation in animal tissue is nonhazardous due to the metabolic fate of the substance.