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E231: Phenylphenol

o-phenylphenol; Dowicide 1

Synthesised from phenyl ether.

Function & characteristics:
White, water-insoluble powder used particularly against Penicillium fungi growing on citrus fruits, apples and pears. It slowly penetrates the peel and may be present in the fruit itself.

Citrus fruits, apples, pears.

Acceptable Daily Intake:
Up to 0.2 mg/kg body weight.

Side effects:
It is excreted unaltered by the kidneys without side effects.

Dietary restrictions:
None phenylphenol can be consumed by all religious groups, vegans and vegetarians. is an initiative of Stichting Food-Info, The Netherlands

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