White, crystalline or flaked solid, odourless or having a characteristic faint aromatic odour.

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

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Aggravates food intolerances - yes

E321 - Butylated hydroxytoluene: 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

E321 - Butylated hydroxytoluene: Suspected carcinogen, asthmatics and aspirin sensitive people should avoid, skin irritation. Prohibited in foods for infants and young children.

Additive Alert

Halal - yes

E321 - Butylated hydroxytoluene: Antioxidants- Preservative It is Halal only if vegetable oil is used as a carrier because it is not available in 100% form. Suitable for vegetarian label indicates that only vegetable oil is used as a carrier.

Muslim Consumer Group

Derived from plant products - maybe

E321 - Butylated hydroxytoluene: Antioxidants- Preservative It is Halal only if vegetable oil is used as a carrier because it is not available in 100% form. Suitable for vegetarian label indicates that only vegetable oil is used as a carrier.

Muslim Consumer Group

Synthetic substance - yes

E321 - Butylated hydroxytoluene: Petroleum derivative; BHT is a synthetic analogue of vitamin E and operates by reducing oxygen radicals and interrupting the propagation of oxidation processes. It is widely used as an antioxidant and preservative, and is prepared from p-cresol and isobutylene. It is one of the most commonly used antioxidants for food oils and fats and is much cheaper than BHA although it has more limited applications due to instability at high temperatures. There is evidence that BHT causes cell division. Typical products include biscuits, cakes, fats and oils, cereals, pastry and pastry products, sweets.see 320. Other names: 2,6-di-tert-butyl-4-methylphenol, 2,6-bis(1,1-dimethylethyl)-4-methylphenol

MBM Foods

Aggravates food intolerances - yes

E321 - Butylated hydroxytoluene: The HACSG recommend to avoid it. NOT SAFE FOR BABIES AND YOUNG CHILDREN. Hyperactivity, Asthma, Urticaria, Insomnia, Skin rashes, Problems with liver metabolism. REPRODUCTIVE FAILURES. Blood cell changes. Cancer seen in animal studies. 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

Aggravates food intolerances - yes

E321 - Butylated hydroxytoluene: Linked to hyperactivity.

Traditional Oven - Dangerous Food Additives

Causes allergic reaction - yes

E321 - Butylated hydroxytoluene: May cause asthmatic and allergic reactions.

Traditional Oven - Dangerous Food Additives

Linked to cancer - yes

E321 - Butylated hydroxytoluene: Has been linked to cancer.

Traditional Oven - Dangerous Food Additives

(BHT)
2,6- di-tert-butyl-4-methyl phenol
2,6- di-tert-butyl-4-methylphenol
2,6- di-tert-butyl-p-cresol
2,6- di-tert-butyl-para-cresol
Impruvol
Ionol c.p.
Parabar
Vianol

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: 128-37-0
  • EINECS Number: 204-881-4
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