A packet of 36 Strepsils Extra with the active ingredient hexylresorcinol
, which is an anaesthetic and antiseptic, will set you back pounds 4.99 at Boots.
THE EUROPEAN Union (EU) Council of Ministers has approved seven new additives as safe to use in EU foodstuffs: erythritol, soybean hemicellulose, ethyl cellulose, hexylresorcinol
, tertiary butyl hydroquinone (TBHQ), pullulan, and starch aluminium octenyl succinate.
has been tested on fruits and vegetables and is also used to control blackspot in fresh and frozen shrimp.
The researchers also learned to preserve fresh-cut mangoes by treating slices with a combination of hexylresorcinol
, isoascorbic acid, and potassium sorbate--all food-safe compounds derived from natural products--and storing the slices in plastic containers to prevent drying.
* Iodine, hexylresorcinol
, Merthiolate, Mercurochrome, and similar products.