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TBHQ

Alternate Names

Tertiary Butylhydroquinone, Tert-Butylhydroquinone

Description

This antioxidant is a petroleum-derived additive which is primarily used in animal-derived food products, fats and oils. May be used alone or in combination with BHA and/or BHT.

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Names

Tertiary Butylhydroquinone, Tert-Butylhydroquinone

Allergy Information

Uses

Preservative, Antioxidant

E-Number

E319

Additional Information

The FDA states that the total antioxidant content (TBHQ) must not exceed 0.02 percent of the oil or fat content of the food. TBHQ is banned in some countries including Japan. Countries which consume high amounts of fats containing TBHQ may exceed acceptable daily intake (including Australia, China and the United Kingdom).



Found In

oils, fats, butter, ice cream, margarine, bread, potato chips

Possible Health Effects

Animal studies show this additive may be cancer-causing.

Allergy Information

Unknown

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