Common Foods and Drinks Hiding the Antifreeze Compound

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by The Daily Meal | November 3, 2014 at 3:32 PM | Food, Health http://xfinity.comcast.net/blogs/lifestyle/2014/11/03/common-foods-and-drinks-hiding-the-antifreeze-compound/?cid=hero_medi

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Propylene glycol, the ingredient that caused a recall of Fireball Cinnamon Whisky in Scandinavia, is in more common food and drink items than you’d think.

By Joanna Fantozzi Editor, TheDailyMeal.com
Propylene glycol is an organic chemical compound nobody talked much about until recently, when Fireball Cinnamon Whisky was pulled off the shelves in three Scandinavian countries for containing too much of the ingredient to meet European Union standards. The chemical is used as a solvent and as the primary ingredient in non-toxic antifreeze and as the “e-liquid” in e-cigarettes. Propylene glycol is considered safe by the FDA in small quantities, although it can be toxic in large doses. And it’s more common than you think. It’s widely used in food and drink products as a thickener and preservative, or to add…

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