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E231: Phenylphenol

o-phenylphenol; Dowicide 1

Origin:
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.

Products:
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.



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