Brownish red to light yellow, nearly odourless, clear viscous oil, which oxidizes and darkens slowly in air and on exposure to light.

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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
Matching Terms Not Found
European Union
Approved Alpha-tocopherol
Australia and New Zealand
Approved α-Tocopherol
Philippines
Not Permitted
Austria
Approved Alpha-tocopherol
Belgium
Approved Alpha-tocopherol
Bulgaria
Approved Alpha-tocopherol
Cyprus
Approved Alpha-tocopherol
Czech Republic
Approved Alpha-tocopherol
Denmark
Approved Alpha-tocopherol
Estonia
Approved Alpha-tocopherol
Finland
Approved Alpha-tocopherol
France
Approved Alpha-tocopherol
Germany
Approved Alpha-tocopherol
Greece
Approved Alpha-tocopherol
Hungary
Approved Alpha-tocopherol
Ireland
Approved Alpha-tocopherol
Italy
Approved Alpha-tocopherol
Latvia
Approved Alpha-tocopherol
Lithuania
Approved Alpha-tocopherol
Luxembourg
Approved Alpha-tocopherol
Malta
Approved Alpha-tocopherol
Netherlands
Approved Alpha-tocopherol
Poland
Approved Alpha-tocopherol
Portugal
Approved Alpha-tocopherol
Romania
Approved Alpha-tocopherol
Slovakia
Approved Alpha-tocopherol
Slovenia
Approved Alpha-tocopherol
Spain
Approved Alpha-tocopherol
Sweden
Approved Alpha-tocopherol
United Kingdom
Approved Alpha-tocopherol
Australia
Approved α-Tocopherol
New Zealand
Approved α-Tocopherol

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Contains peanuts - yes

E307a - Tocopherol, d-alpha-: From Yeast Intolerance article "Food Additives and Preservatives Made From Peanuts".

Yeast Intolerance- Allergy & Adverse Reactions in Peanuts

Synthetic substance - yes

E307a - Tocopherol, d-alpha-: Antioxidants- Vitamin E It is synthetic antioxidant.

Muslim Consumer Group

Genetically engineered - yes

E307a - Tocopherol, d-alpha-: 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

Derived from plant products - yes

E307a - Tocopherol, d-alpha-: 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

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RRR-alpha-tocopherol
(+)-alpha-Tocopherol
5,7,8-trimethyltocol
Vitamin E
[2,5,7,8-tetramethyl-2-(4,8,12-trimethyltridecyl)-3,4-dihydrochromen-6-yl] acetate
tocopheryl acetate
(2R,4'R,8'R)-alpha-tocopheryl acetate
D-vitamin E acetate
dextro-vitamin E acetate

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: 58-95-7
  • EINECS Number: 200-405-4

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