It is a white or buff-colored, flaky crystalline solid with a melting point of about 57 °C.

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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 Orthophenyl phenol
Australia and New Zealand
Not Permitted
Philippines
Not Permitted
Austria
Approved Orthophenyl phenol
Belgium
Approved Orthophenyl phenol
Bulgaria
Approved Orthophenyl phenol
Cyprus
Approved Orthophenyl phenol
Czech Republic
Approved Orthophenyl phenol
Denmark
Approved Orthophenyl phenol
Estonia
Approved Orthophenyl phenol
Finland
Approved Orthophenyl phenol
France
Approved Orthophenyl phenol
Germany
Approved Orthophenyl phenol
Greece
Approved Orthophenyl phenol
Hungary
Approved Orthophenyl phenol
Ireland
Approved Orthophenyl phenol
Italy
Approved Orthophenyl phenol
Latvia
Approved Orthophenyl phenol
Lithuania
Approved Orthophenyl phenol
Luxembourg
Approved Orthophenyl phenol
Malta
Approved Orthophenyl phenol
Netherlands
Approved Orthophenyl phenol
Poland
Approved Orthophenyl phenol
Portugal
Approved Orthophenyl phenol
Romania
Approved Orthophenyl phenol
Slovakia
Approved Orthophenyl phenol
Slovenia
Approved Orthophenyl phenol
Spain
Approved Orthophenyl phenol
Sweden
Approved Orthophenyl phenol
United Kingdom
Approved Orthophenyl phenol
Australia
Not Permitted
New Zealand
Not Permitted

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Synthetic substance - yes

E231 - Ortho-phenylphenol: It is organic compound and used as a preservative in foods.

Muslim Consumer Group

Causes allergic reaction - yes

E231 - Ortho-phenylphenol: Can be a problem for asthmatics or aspirin sensitive people (possibly those sensitive to 'salicylates').

Hampshire County Council

Banned in some countries - yes

E231 - Ortho-phenylphenol: Can be used for agricultural purposes; typical products are pears, carrots, peaches, plums, prunes, sweet potato, citrus fruit, pineapples, tomatoes, peppers, cherries, nectarines. Banned in Australia.

MBM Foods

Banned in some countries - yes

E231 - Ortho-phenylphenol: Not permitted in Australia. Nausea, Vomiting, Irritation to eyes and nose.

Angelfire-Food Intolerance, Allergies and Adverse Reactions

Linked to cancer - yes

E231 - Ortho-phenylphenol: Has been linked to cancer.

Traditional Oven - Dangerous Food Additives

Orthoxenol
Anthrapole 73
Biphenyl-2-ol
2-biphenylol
Dowicide 1
2-hydroxy-1,1'-biphenyl
2-hydroxybiphenyl
o-hydroxybiphenyl
Ortho-hydroxybiphenyl
2-phenyl phenol
o-phenyl phenol
ortho-phenyl phenol
2-phenylphenol
o-phenylphenol
ortho-phenylphenol
Torsite
Xenol

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: 90-43-7
  • EINECS Number: 201-993-5

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