White to tan powder; supplied in two molecular weight forms; the molecular weight value is an average molecular weight for the two forms.

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

  • Stabiliser - A substance that maintains the uniform dispersal of substances in a food

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

Country Status Matched Term
United States
Approved Polyvinylpyrrolidone
European Union
Approved Polyvinylpyrrolidone
Australia and New Zealand
Approved Polyvinylpyrrolidone
Afghanistan
Unknown None
Philippines
Approved Polyvinylpyrrolidone
Austria
Approved Polyvinylpyrrolidone
Belgium
Approved Polyvinylpyrrolidone
Bulgaria
Approved Polyvinylpyrrolidone
Cyprus
Approved Polyvinylpyrrolidone
Czech Republic
Approved Polyvinylpyrrolidone
Denmark
Approved Polyvinylpyrrolidone
Estonia
Approved Polyvinylpyrrolidone
Finland
Approved Polyvinylpyrrolidone
France
Approved Polyvinylpyrrolidone
Germany
Approved Polyvinylpyrrolidone
Greece
Approved Polyvinylpyrrolidone
Hungary
Approved Polyvinylpyrrolidone
Ireland
Approved Polyvinylpyrrolidone
Italy
Approved Polyvinylpyrrolidone
Latvia
Approved Polyvinylpyrrolidone
Lithuania
Approved Polyvinylpyrrolidone
Luxembourg
Approved Polyvinylpyrrolidone
Malta
Approved Polyvinylpyrrolidone
Netherlands
Approved Polyvinylpyrrolidone
Poland
Approved Polyvinylpyrrolidone
Portugal
Approved Polyvinylpyrrolidone
Romania
Approved Polyvinylpyrrolidone
Slovakia
Approved Polyvinylpyrrolidone
Slovenia
Approved Polyvinylpyrrolidone
Spain
Approved Polyvinylpyrrolidone
Sweden
Approved Polyvinylpyrrolidone
United Kingdom
Approved Polyvinylpyrrolidone
Australia
Approved Polyvinylpyrrolidone
New Zealand
Approved Polyvinylpyrrolidone

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Aggravates food intolerances - yes

E1201 - Polyvinylpyrrolidone: Made from formaldehyde - supposed to be inert and non-toxic. Excess may cause damage to the lungs or kidneys, gas and faecal impaction. Carcinogenic. Avoid it.

Angelfire-Food Intolerance, Allergies and Adverse Reactions

Biotechnology used in production - yes

E1201 - Polyvinylpyrrolidone: Dispersing agent, coating for tablets; used in artificial sweeteners

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Aggravates food intolerances - yes

E1201 - Polyvinylpyrrolidone: Cancer, lung and kidney damage; liver toxicity, allergic reactions, skin reactions. Made from acetylene, hydrogen, formaldehyde, ammonia

Additive Alert

Causes allergic reaction - yes

E1201 - Polyvinylpyrrolidone: Cancer, lung and kidney damage; liver toxicity, allergic reactions, skin reactions. Made from acetylene, hydrogen, formaldehyde, ammonia

Additive Alert

Aggravates food intolerances - yes

E1201 - Polyvinylpyrrolidone: Cancer, lung and kidney damage; liver toxicity, allergic reactions, skin reactions. Made from acetylene, hydrogen, formaldehyde, ammonia

Additive Alert

Aggravates food intolerances - yes

E1201 - Polyvinylpyrrolidone: Synthetic polymer made from formaldehyde - supposed to be inert and non-toxic. Excess may cause damage to the lungs or kidneys, gas and faecal impaction. Dispersing agent, colour stabiliser, Flavours and fragrances, pharmaceuticals. Coating for tablets; used in artificial sweeteners in low joule foods and chewing gum. Carcinogenic. Avoid it. Light sensitive, hygroscopic. Other names: povidone, PVP

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Aggravates food intolerances - yes

E1201 - Polyvinylpyrrolidone: Synthetic polymer made from formaldehyde - supposed to be inert and non-toxic. Excess may cause damage to the lungs or kidneys, gas and faecal impaction. Dispersing agent, colour stabiliser, Flavours and fragrances, pharmaceuticals. Coating for tablets; used in artificial sweeteners in low joule foods and chewing gum. Carcinogenic. Avoid it. Light sensitive, hygroscopic. Other names: povidone, PVP

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Synthetic substance - yes

E1201 - Polyvinylpyrrolidone: Synthetic polymer made from formaldehyde - supposed to be inert and non-toxic. Excess may cause damage to the lungs or kidneys, gas and faecal impaction. Dispersing agent, colour stabiliser, Flavours and fragrances, pharmaceuticals. Coating for tablets; used in artificial sweeteners in low joule foods and chewing gum. Carcinogenic. Avoid it. Light sensitive, hygroscopic. Other names: povidone, PVP

MBM Foods

Povidone
PVP
Polyvidone or Povidone
1-ethenyl-2-pyrrolidinone homopolymer
poly(1-vinyl-2-pyrrolidinone)
poly(vinylpyrrolidinone)
pvp
vinyl-2-pyrrolidone polymer

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

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

  • CAS Number: 9003-39-8

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