White crystals, powder or granules with not more than a faint odour of propionic acid.

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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

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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
European Union
Approved
Australia and New Zealand
Approved
Philippines
Approved Calcium propionate
Austria
Approved
Belgium
Approved
Bulgaria
Approved
Cyprus
Approved
Czech Republic
Approved
Denmark
Approved
Estonia
Approved
Finland
Approved
France
Approved
Germany
Approved
Greece
Approved
Hungary
Approved
Ireland
Approved
Italy
Approved
Latvia
Approved
Lithuania
Approved
Luxembourg
Approved
Malta
Approved
Netherlands
Approved
Poland
Approved
Portugal
Approved
Romania
Approved
Slovakia
Approved
Slovenia
Approved
Spain
Approved
Sweden
Approved
United Kingdom
Approved
Australia
Approved
New Zealand
Approved

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Synthetic substance - yes

E282 - Calcium propionate: Preservative- Acids

UK Food Guide

Aggravates food intolerances - yes

E282 - Calcium propionate: Calcium propionate is the calcium salt of propionic acid, E280. It is used as an antimicrobial agent in bread to prevent germination of some types of bacteria which causes sticky yellow patches to occur. Typical products include bakery products, dairy products. Can cause symptoms similar to a gall bladder attack.

MBM Foods

Derived from plant products - maybe

E282 - Calcium propionate: May be linked to migraines, typical products are flour products.

DFlock

Aggravates food intolerances - yes

E282 - Calcium propionate: Behavioural and learning problems,skin irritation, headaches, migraine. Asthma.

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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 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.

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