E215

Food Additives, Nutrients, and Supplements A to Z Read It Before You Eat It: How to Decode Food Labels and Make the Healthiest Choice Every Time
Food Additives, Nutrients, and Supplements A to Z Read It Before You Eat It: How to Decode Food Labels and Make the Healthiest Choice Every Time

E215 is a food additive approved by the European Union (EU) and is used as an antifungal and antibacterial synthetic preservative in food products and cosmetics.

E215 is also known by the chemical name sodium ethyl p-hydroxybenzoate.

This preservative is banned in Australia.

Examples of food/drink products that may include E215:

  • cheese
  • margarine
  • relishes
  • salad dressings
  • medicines

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