Natamycin is also used in the food industry as a "natural" preservative.

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

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Aggravates food intolerances - yes

E235 - Natamycin (Pimaricin): Can cause nausea, vomitting, diarrhoea, skin irritation.

Additive Alert

Genetically engineered - yes

E235 - Natamycin (Pimaricin): Natamycin can be prepared using biotechnology with the help of specific bacteria of the Streptomyces genus. They form fungus-like colonies and are therefore also called ray fungus. The utilisation of genetically modified microorganisms is possible. Whether and to what extent this is commercially applied cannot be checked in detail. .

GMO Compass

Derived from animal products - yes

E235 - Natamycin (Pimaricin): Mould inhibitor derived from bacteria; sometimes used medically to treat candidiasis; can cause nausea, vomiting, anorexia, diarrhoea and skin irritation;.typical products are meat, cheese.

Food Reactions - Food Intolerance, Allergy & Adverse Reactions

Halal - no

E235 - Natamycin (Pimaricin): A naturally occurring antifungal, approved to use only on the surface of some cheeses and sausages in European Union.

Muslim Consumer Group

Recommended for consumption by children - no

E235 - Natamycin (Pimaricin): Can cause nausea, vomiting, anorexia, diarrhoea and skin irritation.

Angelfire-Food Intolerance, Allergies and Adverse Reactions

Recommended for consumption by children - no

E235 - Natamycin (Pimaricin): Can be a problem for asthmatics or aspirin sensitive people (possibly those sensitive to 'salicylates').

Hampshire County Council

Pimaricin
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Pimaricine

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: 7681-93-8
  • EINECS Number: 231-683-5
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