Biphenyl (or diphenyl or phenylbenzene or 1,1'-biphenyl or lemonene) is an organic compound that forms colorless crystals.

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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
Matching Terms Not Found
European Union
Approved Biphenyl; diphenyl
Australia and New Zealand
Not Permitted
Philippines
Approved Diphenyl
Austria
Approved Biphenyl; diphenyl
Belgium
Approved Biphenyl; diphenyl
Bulgaria
Approved Biphenyl; diphenyl
Cyprus
Approved Biphenyl; diphenyl
Czech Republic
Approved Biphenyl; diphenyl
Denmark
Approved Biphenyl; diphenyl
Estonia
Approved Biphenyl; diphenyl
Finland
Approved Biphenyl; diphenyl
France
Approved Biphenyl; diphenyl
Germany
Approved Biphenyl; diphenyl
Greece
Approved Biphenyl; diphenyl
Hungary
Approved Biphenyl; diphenyl
Ireland
Approved Biphenyl; diphenyl
Italy
Approved Biphenyl; diphenyl
Latvia
Approved Biphenyl; diphenyl
Lithuania
Approved Biphenyl; diphenyl
Luxembourg
Approved Biphenyl; diphenyl
Malta
Approved Biphenyl; diphenyl
Netherlands
Approved Biphenyl; diphenyl
Poland
Approved Biphenyl; diphenyl
Portugal
Approved Biphenyl; diphenyl
Romania
Approved Biphenyl; diphenyl
Slovakia
Approved Biphenyl; diphenyl
Slovenia
Approved Biphenyl; diphenyl
Spain
Approved Biphenyl; diphenyl
Sweden
Approved Biphenyl; diphenyl
United Kingdom
Approved Biphenyl; diphenyl
Australia
Not Permitted
New Zealand
Not Permitted

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Banned in some countries - yes

E230 - Diphenyl: An antifungal derivative of benzene, used to inhibit the growth of mould on citrus fruits. Typical products include oranges, lemons, grapefruits. Banned in Australia.

MBM Foods

Banned in some countries - yes

E230 - Diphenyl: Not permitted in Australia. Nausea, Vomiting, Irritation to eyes and nose.

Angelfire-Food Intolerance, Allergies and Adverse Reactions

Recommended for consumption by children - no

E230 - Diphenyl: Can be a problem for asthmatics or aspirin sensitive people (possibly those sensitive to 'salicylates').

Hampshire County Council

Halal - no

E230 - Diphenyl: Bipheny is a organic compound used as heat transfer. It is used in fungicide. It is used as a preservative in foods.

Muslim Consumer Group

Linked to cancer - yes

E230 - Diphenyl: Has been linked to cancer.

Traditional Oven - Dangerous Food Additives

Bipheny
phenylbenzene
lemonene
bibenzene
1,1'- biphenyl
Diphenyl
1,1'- diphenyl
Lemonene
Phenyl benzene
Phenylbenzene
Xenene

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: 92-52-4
  • EINECS Number: 202-163-5

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