Sodium propyl p-hydroxybenzoate, the sodium salt of propylparaben, a compound with formula Na(C3H7(C6H4COO)O), is also used similarly as a food additive and as an anti-fungal preservation agent.

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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 Propylparaben (propyl-p-hydroxybenzoate)
European Union
Not Permitted
Australia and New Zealand
Approved Propylparaben or Propyl-p-hydroxy-benzoate
Philippines
Approved Propyl p-Hydroxybenzoate
Austria
Not Permitted
Belgium
Not Permitted
Bulgaria
Not Permitted
Cyprus
Not Permitted
Czech Republic
Not Permitted
Denmark
Not Permitted
Estonia
Not Permitted
Finland
Not Permitted
France
Not Permitted
Germany
Not Permitted
Greece
Not Permitted
Hungary
Not Permitted
Ireland
Not Permitted
Italy
Not Permitted
Latvia
Not Permitted
Lithuania
Not Permitted
Luxembourg
Not Permitted
Malta
Not Permitted
Netherlands
Not Permitted
Poland
Not Permitted
Portugal
Not Permitted
Romania
Not Permitted
Slovakia
Not Permitted
Slovenia
Not Permitted
Spain
Not Permitted
Sweden
Not Permitted
United Kingdom
Not Permitted
Australia
Approved Propylparaben or Propyl-p-hydroxy-benzoate
New Zealand
Approved Propylparaben or Propyl-p-hydroxy-benzoate

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Aggravates food intolerances - yes

216 - Propyl para-hydroxybenzoate: Asthmatics should avoid, contact dermatitus, eczema, mouth numbing.

Additive Alert

Synthetic substance - yes

216 - Propyl para-hydroxybenzoate: Chemical Preservative

Muslim Consumer Group

Synthetic substance - yes

216 - Propyl para-hydroxybenzoate: Synthesised from benzoic acid (E200). Antimicrobial, may be a numbing effect on the mouth. Typical products include beer, fruit sauces, pickles and preserves, fruit deserts, fruit squashes and juices,

MBM Foods

Recommended for consumption by children - no

216 - Propyl para-hydroxybenzoate: Additives which can be a problem for asthmatics or aspirin sensitive people (possibly those sensitive to 'salicylates')

UK Food Guide

Causes allergic reaction - maybe

216 - Propyl para-hydroxybenzoate: May cause asthmatic and allergic reactions.

Traditional Oven - Dangerous Food Additives

Propylparaben
4-hydroxybenzoic acid propyl ester
p-hydroxybenzoic acid propyl ester
para- hydroxybenzoic acid propyl ester
Preserval P
Propyl 4-hydroxybenzoate
Propyl chemosept
Propyl p-hydroxybenzoate
N-propyl p-hydroxybenzoate
Propyl para-hydroxybenzoate
N-propyl para-hydroxybenzoate
Propyl paraben
Propyl parasept
Propylparaben

Collection of sources used to create this food additive summary.

Source
Codex Alimentarius
Food Standards Australia New Zealand
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: 94-13-3
  • EINECS Number: 202-307-7

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