Uses: Typical products which include Ethyl p-hydroxybenzoate arebeer, fruit preserves and juices, sauces, flavouring syrups, fruit deserts, processed fish.
Not recommended for consumption by children. Can cause skin and lung irritation and also may cause damage to the digestive tract. Has anaesthetic properties and may cause numbness to the mouth. Also seeE210
Banned in Australia and France.
Description: Ethyl p-hydroxybenzoate is a derivative ofBenzoic Acid. It is a white or yellow powder which is extracted using solvents, chiefly methanol or wood alcohol, which is highly toxic to humans with as little as 10 ml doing damage including blindness.