White or colourless 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

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

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Synthetic substance - yes

E283 - Potassium propionate: Preservative- Acids

Muslim Consumer Group

Biotechnology used in production - yes

E283 - Potassium propionate: 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.

MBM Foods

Aggravates food intolerances - yes

E283 - Potassium propionate: Migraine.

Angelfire-Food Intolerance, Allergies and Adverse Reactions

Aggravates food intolerances - yes

E283 - Potassium propionate: Behavioural and learning problems, migraine, headaches. Asthma

Additive Alert

Potassium propanoate
Propanoic acid potassium salt

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: 327-62-8
  • EINECS Number: 206-323-5

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