E219 is a food additive approved by the European Union (EU) and is used as an antifungal synthetic preservative in food products, drugs and cosmetics. This chemical is more affective against yeasts and fungi than against bacteria.
The chemical name for E219 is sodium methyl p-hydroxybenzoate.
Examples of food/drink products that may include E219:
- ice cream
- baked goods
- medicine, medicines