E211 is a food additive approved by
the European Union (EU) and is used as an antifungal and antibacterial
in food products.This chemical is only effective in slightly
E211 can also be used as an antiseptic.
E211 is also known by the common name Sodium benzoate and,
less commonly, benzoate of soda.
This preservative occurs naturally in cranberries, apples, cinnamon,
cloves, plums and prunes. Allergic reactions to E211 may occur in people
who suffer from asthma, the skin disease urticaria or those sensitive
Examples of food/drink products that may include E211:
Pineapple juice, fruit pies, margarine, prawns, salad dressing, pickled
cucumbers, soya and barbecue sauce, sweets and soft drinks.