Butanes are highly flammable, colorless, easily liquefied gases.

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

  • 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 Butane, n-butane, iso-butane
European Union
Approved Butane
Australia and New Zealand
Approved Butane
Afghanistan
Unknown None
Philippines
Approved Butane
Austria
Approved Butane
Belgium
Approved Butane
Bulgaria
Approved Butane
Cyprus
Approved Butane
Czech Republic
Approved Butane
Denmark
Approved Butane
Estonia
Approved Butane
Finland
Approved Butane
France
Approved Butane
Germany
Approved Butane
Greece
Approved Butane
Hungary
Approved Butane
Ireland
Approved Butane
Italy
Approved Butane
Latvia
Approved Butane
Lithuania
Approved Butane
Luxembourg
Approved Butane
Malta
Approved Butane
Netherlands
Approved Butane
Poland
Approved Butane
Portugal
Approved Butane
Romania
Approved Butane
Slovakia
Approved Butane
Slovenia
Approved Butane
Spain
Approved Butane
Sweden
Approved Butane
United Kingdom
Approved Butane
Australia
Approved Butane
New Zealand
Approved Butane

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Aggravates food intolerances - yes

E943a - Butane: Caused cancer in animal tests, neurotoxicity, on NIH Hazards list. Petroleum derivitive - avoid it.

Additive Alert

Aggravates food intolerances - yes

E943a - Butane: Caused cancer in animal tests, neurotoxicity, on NIH Hazards list. Petroleum derivitive - avoid it.

Additive Alert

Halal - yes

E943a - Butane: Alkane gas

Muslim Consumer Group

Biotechnology used in production - yes

E943a - Butane: Natural inert gas. Propellant Found in Spray-cans. Acceptable daily intake (ADI): None determined. Side effects: None known by use in foods.

MBM Foods

A-17
Methylethylmethane

Collection of sources used to create this food additive summary.

Source
Codex Alimentarius
Food Standards Australia New Zealand
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: 106-97-8
  • EINECS Number: 203-448-7

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