Uses: Sodium ethyl p-hydroxybenzoate can be found in margarine, pickled cucumbers, pineapple juice and table olives.
People who suffer from asthma, aspirin sensitivity or the skin disease urticaria may have allergic reactions and/or find their symptoms become worse following consumption of benzoic acid, particularly in combination with tartrazine E102.
Not recommended for consumption by children. Also seeE210
Banned in Australia and France.
Description: The sodium salt of benzoic acid, Sodium 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.