Benzoyl peroxide is used as an acne treatment, for improving flour, for bleaching hair and teeth, for polymerising polyester and many other uses.

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

  • Flour treatment agent - A substance that improves baking quality or colour of flour
  • 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 Benzoyl Peroxide
European Union
Not Permitted
Australia and New Zealand
Not Permitted
Afghanistan
Unknown None
Philippines
Approved Benzoyl Peroxide
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
Not Permitted
New Zealand
Not Permitted

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Halal - yes

928 - Benzoyl peroxide: Chemical element

Muslim Consumer Group

Causes allergic reaction - yes

928 - Benzoyl peroxide: Obtained from benzoylchloride and sodium peroxide. Approved by FDA* for bleaching the carotenoids in refined flours, cheese, milk, rice, starch. Asthmatics and people with a history of allergies BEWARE

MBM Foods

Causes allergic reaction - yes

928 - Benzoyl peroxide: Asthmatics and people with a history of allergies BEWARE.

Angelfire-Food Intolerance, Allergies and Adverse Reactions

Causes allergic reaction - yes

928 - Benzoyl peroxide: Approved by FDA* for bleaching the carotenoids in refined flours; asthmatics and people with a history of allergies should avoid.

DFlock

Causes allergic reaction - yes

928 - Benzoyl peroxide: Benzoyl peroxide is used as an acne treatment, for improving flour, for bleaching hair and teeth, for polymerising polyester and many other uses. May cause asthmatic and allergic reactions.

Traditional Oven - Dangerous Food Additives

dibenzoyl peroxide
diphenyl glyoxal peroxide
benzoyl benzenecarboperoxoate
Benzoyl superoxide

Collection of sources used to create this food additive summary.

Source
Codex Alimentarius
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: 94-36-0
  • EINECS Number: 202-327-6
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