Colourless, odourless gas or liquid.

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

  • Packaging gas - A gas added to a food container to protect food from problems such as oxidation or spoilage
  • Propellant - A gas which expels food from a container

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

Country Status Matched Term
United States
Approved Nitrogen
European Union
Approved Nitrogen
Australia and New Zealand
Approved Nitrogen
Afghanistan
Unknown None
Philippines
Approved Nitrogen
Austria
Approved Nitrogen
Belgium
Approved Nitrogen
Bulgaria
Approved Nitrogen
Cyprus
Approved Nitrogen
Czech Republic
Approved Nitrogen
Denmark
Approved Nitrogen
Estonia
Approved Nitrogen
Finland
Approved Nitrogen
France
Approved Nitrogen
Germany
Approved Nitrogen
Greece
Approved Nitrogen
Hungary
Approved Nitrogen
Ireland
Approved Nitrogen
Italy
Approved Nitrogen
Latvia
Approved Nitrogen
Lithuania
Approved Nitrogen
Luxembourg
Approved Nitrogen
Malta
Approved Nitrogen
Netherlands
Approved Nitrogen
Poland
Approved Nitrogen
Portugal
Approved Nitrogen
Romania
Approved Nitrogen
Slovakia
Approved Nitrogen
Slovenia
Approved Nitrogen
Spain
Approved Nitrogen
Sweden
Approved Nitrogen
United Kingdom
Approved Nitrogen
Australia
Approved Nitrogen
New Zealand
Approved Nitrogen

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Halal - yes

E941 - Nitrogen: Gas

Muslim Consumer Group

Biotechnology used in production - yes

E941 - Nitrogen: Antioxidant. Used in freezing and vacuum packing; seems safe.

MBM Foods

Molecular nitrogen
Nitrogen gas

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: 7727-37-9
  • EINECS Number: 231-783-9

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