Author: Prof. Dr. med. Peter Altmeyer

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Last updated on: 29.10.2020

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Orthophenylphenol is used in the food industry exclusively for the preservation of citrus fruits. The substance has fungicidal and antimicrobial properties. Orthophenylphenol was authorised for this purpose under number E 231. In the meantime, the EU approval of orthophenylphenol as a food additive has become controversial.

Orthophenylphenol in the cosmetics industry: Orthophenylphenol is also used in the cosmetics industry as a preservative for cosmetics.


Last updated on: 29.10.2020