Propane is a three-carbon alkane with the molecular formula C3H8, normally a gas, but compressible to a transportable liquid.

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

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Halal - yes

E944 - Propane: Gas

Muslim Consumer Group

Aggravates food intolerances - yes

E944 - Propane: Neurotoxic at high concentrations; on NIH hazards list

Additive Alert

Biotechnology used in production - yes

E944 - Propane: Natural inert gas. Propellant Found in Spray-cans. Acceptable daily intake (ADI) : None determined. Side effects: None known by use in foods.

MBM Foods

Dimethyl methane
Dimethylmethane
Propyl dihydride
Propyl hydride

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: 74-98-6
  • EINECS Number: 200-827-9

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