An initiative of :




Wageningen University





Sitekeuring.NET Award


Food-Info.net> E-numbers > E200-300

E235: Pimaracin

Natamycin

Origin:
Pimaracin is an antibiotic produced by the bacteria Streptomyces natalensis and S. chattanoogensis .

Function & characteristics:
Used as a preservative mainly against fungi.

Products:
Cheese, (outer surface of) meat products, etc.

Acceptable Daily Intake:
Up to 0.3 mg/kg body weight.

Side effects:
It is metabolised by the liver and excreted. There are no side effects at the concentrations used.

Dietary restrictions:
None pimaracin can be consumed by all religious groups, vegans and vegetarians.



European Masters Degree in Food Studies - an Educational Journey


Master in Food Safety Law



Food-Info.net is an initiative of Wageningen University, The Netherlands