Sodium Propionate, CAS# 137-40-6, is a sodium salt of propionic acid manufactured through chemical synthesis of propionic acid and sodium carbonate or sodium hydroxide, available as White crystalline solid or powder. Sodium Propionate is widely used as preservative. It is affirmed by US FDA as GRAS(generally recognized as safe) and widely accepted as safe food additive in many countries with E number E281.
No significant side effects reported.
As Sodium Propionate is widely known as safe, there is no limit on dosage of intake. However, we still recommend consumers to consult professionals before using large quantity of Sodium Propionate for long period.
Special groups refer to newborns, children, pregnant and any other applicable vulnerable groups.
There is no evidence that Sodium Propionate could have any negative effects on these vulnerable groups. It should be safe to use Sodium Propionate in food for newborns and pregnant. However, we still recommend consumers to consult professionals before using large quantity of Sodium Propionate for long period in food for newborns or pregnant.
Generally recognized as safe(GRAS) is a FDA designation that a specific substance or ingredient is generally considered safe by experts, and so is exempted from the usual Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act (FFDCA) food additive tolerance requirements. Sodium Propionate is considered safe by FDA according to existing data and granted GRAS status.
No breaking news or public health crises reported about Sodium Propionate reported up to now.
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1. Interactions of alfalfa hay and sodium propionate on dairy calf performance and rumen development. [J Dairy Sci. 2014 Apr]
Author: Beiranvand H, Ghorbani GR, Khorvash M, Nabipour A, Dehghan-Banadaky M, Homayouni A, Kargar S.
2. Concomitant changes in progesterone catabolic enzymes, cytochrome P450 2C and 3A, with plasma insulin concentrations in ewes supplemented with sodium acetate or sodium propionate. [Animal. 2008 Aug]
Author: Lemley CO, Koch JM, Blemings KP, Krause KM, Wilson ME.
3. Evaluation of genotoxic effects of sodium propionate, calcium propionate and potassium propionate on the root meristem cells of Allium cepa. [Food Chem Toxicol. 2008 Jun]
Author: Türkoğlu S.
4. Mixed micellization and interfacial properties of dodecyltrimethylammonium bromide and tetraethyleneglycol mono-n-dodecyl ether in absence and presence of sodium propionate. [J Colloid Interface Sci. 2006 Jun 1]
Author: Dar AA, Chatterjee B, Rather GM, Das AR.