E283; Potassium Propionate
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1. Preservative - Prevents and inhibits the growth of unwanted microorganisms which may be harmful
Potassium propanoate or potassium propionate is the potassium salt of propanoic acid. It is used as a food preservative and is represented by the food labeling E number E283 in Europe. The typical products are flour products, where it is used as a mold inhibitor, and a means of reducing the yeast content of bread. [1]
In EU, it is approved to use as food additive.
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Regulatory References:
1. EU Approved Food Additive [2018]
- E283

Safety and Hazards (UN GHS):

1. Harmful if swallowed (H302)
2. May cause an allergic skin reaction (H317)

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