Origin:
Synthesised from phenyl ether.
Function & characteristics:
White, water-insoluble powder used particularly against Penicillium fungi growing on citrus fruits, apples and pears. It slowly penetrates the peel and may be present in the fruit itself.
Products:
Citrus fruits, apples, pears.
Acceptable Daily Intake:
Up to 0.2 mg/kg body weight.
Side effects:
It is excreted unaltered by the kidneys without side effects.
Dietary restrictions:
None – phenylphenol can be consumed by all religious groups, vegans and vegetarians.


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