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Uses: Propionic Acid is commonly used in bread and flour products. Other names: carboxyethane, ethyl formic acid, methyl acetic acid.


Corrosive - causes burns. Harmful if swallowed. Liquid may burn eyes. Severe eye and skin irritant. Can cause irritation of the respiratory tract by choking and/or shortness of breath

Description: All propionates are thought to be linked with migraine headaches; propionates occur naturally in fermented foods, human perspiration and ruminants digestive tract.

Propionic Acid can also be derived commercially from ethylene and carbon monoxide or propionaldehyde or natural gas or fermented wood pulp; produced when bacteria decompose fibre

E280 Propionic Acid

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