Tocopherols (or TCP) are a class of chemical compounds of which many have vitamin E activity.

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The function(s) performed by the food additive when used in cooking.

  • Antioxidant - Protects a food from deterioration caused by oxidation

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

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Synthetic substance - yes

E307 - Tocopherols: Antioxidants- Vitamin E It is synthetic antioxidant.

Muslim Consumer Group

Genetically engineered - yes

E307 - Tocopherols: Vitamin E or tocopherol from genetically modified plants (soy, maize, cotton) has to be declared. It is not necessary to declare an accidental, technically unavoidable admixing of GMO in primary products used to prepare foodstuffs up to a level of 0.9%.

GMO Compass

Synthetic substance - yes

E307 - Tocopherols: This alpha-tocopherol is chemically synthesised and is used as an antioxidant and source of vitamin E in food.

MBM Foods

Contains soybeans - yes

E307 - Tocopherols: Antioxidant. Found in many vegetable oils, including soy, wheat germ, rice germ, cottonseed, maize; works as an antioxidant for fatty acids and tissue fats, preventing vitamin A from oxidation; used in margarine and salad dressings

DFlock

Synthetic substance - yes

E307 - Tocopherols: Recent studies indicate that large amounts of vitamin E may help reduce the risk of heart disease and cancer.

Angelfire-Food Intolerance, Allergies and Adverse Reactions

Alpha-tocopherol
α-Tocopherol
Methyltocols
2,7,8-trimethyl-2-(4,8,12-trimethyltridecyl)-3,4-dihydrochromen-6-ol

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: 1406-66-2
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