White or creamy-white, crystalline odourless solid

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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

Data according to various sources such as fao, fda, codex. Spot a mistake? Tell us!

Country Status Matched Term
United States
Approved Propyl gallate
European Union
Approved Propyl gallate
Australia and New Zealand
Approved Propyl gallate
Philippines
Approved Gallate, Propyl
Austria
Approved Propyl gallate
Belgium
Approved Propyl gallate
Bulgaria
Approved Propyl gallate
Cyprus
Approved Propyl gallate
Czech Republic
Approved Propyl gallate
Denmark
Approved Propyl gallate
Estonia
Approved Propyl gallate
Finland
Approved Propyl gallate
France
Approved Propyl gallate
Germany
Approved Propyl gallate
Greece
Approved Propyl gallate
Hungary
Approved Propyl gallate
Ireland
Approved Propyl gallate
Italy
Approved Propyl gallate
Latvia
Approved Propyl gallate
Lithuania
Approved Propyl gallate
Luxembourg
Approved Propyl gallate
Malta
Approved Propyl gallate
Netherlands
Approved Propyl gallate
Poland
Approved Propyl gallate
Portugal
Approved Propyl gallate
Romania
Approved Propyl gallate
Slovakia
Approved Propyl gallate
Slovenia
Approved Propyl gallate
Spain
Approved Propyl gallate
Sweden
Approved Propyl gallate
United Kingdom
Approved Propyl gallate
Australia
Approved Propyl gallate
New Zealand
Approved Propyl gallate

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Aggravates food intolerances - yes

E310 - Propyl gallate: From the Food Intolerance Network fact-sheet titled 'How to start failsafe eating: a step by step guide'.

Food Intolerance Network

Aggravates food intolerances - yes

E310 - Propyl gallate: Suspected carcinogen, asthmatics and aspirin sensitive people should avoid, liver damage, skin irritiations. Prohibited in food for infants and young children as linked to blood disorder.

Additive Alert

Halal - yes

E310 - Propyl gallate: Antioxidants and synthetic preservative.

Muslim Consumer Group

Derived from plant products - yes

E310 - Propyl gallate: Used to prevent rancidity in oily substances; derived from nutgalls; may cause gastric or skin irritation, gallates are not permitted in foods for infants and small children because of their known tendency to cause the blood disorder, methemoglobinemia; used in oils, margarine, lard and salad dressings, sometimes used in packaging.

DFlock

Derived from plant products - yes

E310 - Propyl gallate: Used to prevent rancidity in oily substances; derived from nutgalls; may cause gastric or skin irritation, gallates are not permitted in foods for infants and small children because of their known tendency to cause the blood disorder, methemoglobinemia; used in oils, margarine, lard and salad dressings, sometimes used in packaging

DFlock

Aggravates food intolerances - yes

E310 - Propyl gallate: Used to prevent rancidity in oily substances; derived from nutgalls; may cause gastric or skin irritation, gallates are not permitted in foods for infants and small children because of their known tendency to cause the blood disorder, methemoglobinemia; used in oils, margarine, lard and salad dressings, sometimes used in packaging.

MBM Foods

Aggravates food intolerances - yes

E310 - Propyl gallate: NOT SUITABLE FOR BABIES AND YOUNG CHILDREN. Hyperactivity, Asthma, Urticaria, Insomnia, Gastric Irritation, REPRODUCTIVE FAILURES, Liver damage. As this substance is not suitable for babies under six months we suggest it would be advisable for pregnant and lactating mothers to avoid it also unless/until it is proven safe in these circumstances.

Angelfire-Food Intolerance, Allergies and Adverse Reactions

Linked to cancer - yes

E310 - Propyl gallate: Has been linked to cancer.

Traditional Oven - Dangerous Food Additives

Causes allergic reaction - yes

E310 - Propyl gallate: May cause asthmatic and allergic reactions.

Traditional Oven - Dangerous Food Additives

Gallic acid propyl ester
Propyl 3,4,5-trihydroxybenzoate
Tenox p g
3,4,5-trihydroxybenzene-1-propyl carboxylate
3,4,5-trihydroxybenzoic acid propyl ester

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
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: 56274-95-4
  • EINECS Number: 204-498-2

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