Uses: Products that include Sodium Orthophenyl Phenol such as pears, carrots, peaches, plums, prunes, sweet potatoes, citrus fruits, pineapple, tomatoes, peppers, cherries, and nectarines are typically treated post harvest.
Not recommended for consumption by children.
Not permitted in Australia.
Description: The sodium salt ofE231, Sodium Orthophenyl Phenol is used as an anti fungal derivative of benzene, used to inhibit the growth of mould on citrus fruits.
Biphenyl is a constituent of the wood preservative creosote. This preservative remains on the skins of fruits when they arrive at the retailer.