Uses: Typical products are processed cheese and flour/bread products.
May irritate the eyes and skin, readily absorbed through the skin. May be linked to migraines. Can cause irritation of the respiratory tract by choking and/or shortness of breath.
Other names: propionic acid, sodium salt.
Description: All propionates are thought to be linked with migraine headaches; propionates occur naturally in fermented foods, human perspiration and ruminants digestive tract, also can be derived commercially from ethylene and carbon monoxide or propionaldehyde or natural gas or fermented wood pulp; produced when bacteria decompose fibre