White to light brown micronized powder.

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The function(s) performed by the food additive when used in cooking.

  • Preservative - Helps protect against food deterioration caused by micro-organisms

Data according to various sources such as fao, fda, codex. Spot a mistake? Tell us!

Country Status Matched Term
United States
Approved Nisin
European Union
Approved Nisin
Australia and New Zealand
Approved Nisin
Philippines
Under Review Nisin
Austria
Approved Nisin
Belgium
Approved Nisin
Bulgaria
Approved Nisin
Cyprus
Approved Nisin
Czech Republic
Approved Nisin
Denmark
Approved Nisin
Estonia
Approved Nisin
Finland
Approved Nisin
France
Approved Nisin
Germany
Approved Nisin
Greece
Approved Nisin
Hungary
Approved Nisin
Ireland
Approved Nisin
Italy
Approved Nisin
Latvia
Approved Nisin
Lithuania
Approved Nisin
Luxembourg
Approved Nisin
Malta
Approved Nisin
Netherlands
Approved Nisin
Poland
Approved Nisin
Portugal
Approved Nisin
Romania
Approved Nisin
Slovakia
Approved Nisin
Slovenia
Approved Nisin
Spain
Approved Nisin
Sweden
Approved Nisin
United Kingdom
Approved Nisin
Australia
Approved Nisin
New Zealand
Approved Nisin

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Synthetic substance - yes

E234 - Nisin: Nisin is a antibacteria protein peptide, a preservative used in foods. It is produced from the lactic acid fermentation of bacterium Lactococcus lactis.

Muslim Consumer Group

Genetically engineered - yes

E234 - Nisin: Nisin is prepared biotechnologically with the help of lactic acid bacteria (Streptococcus lactis). The utilisation of genetically modified microorganisms is possible. Whether and to what extent this is commercially applied cannot be checked in detail.

GMO Compass

Genetically engineered - yes

E234 - Nisin: Not currently approved as an allowable ingredient in organic food production as it can, in some instances, be the product of genetically engineered bacteria.

Angelfire-Food Intolerance, Allergies and Adverse Reactions

Recommended for consumption by children - no

E234 - Nisin: can be a problem for asthmatics or aspirin sensitive people (possibly those sensitive to 'salicylates')

Hampshire County Council

Nisin preparation
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Collection of sources used to create this food additive summary.

Source
Food Standards Australia New Zealand
JECFA (Joint FAO/WHO Expert Committee on Food Additives)
UK Food Guide
UK Food Standards Agency
U.S. Food and Drug Administration
Wikipedia

Lists the U.S. CAS (Chemical Abstracts Service) registry number and EINECS (European INventory of Existing Commercial chemical Substances) numbers when known.

  • CAS Number: 1414-45-5
  • EINECS Number: 215-807-5

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