Definition

Argon is a non-reactive, non-toxic gas used in food packaging to eliminate oxygen which can cause oxidation and to inhibit growth of bacteria.

Health considerations

Argon gas does not modify other chemical compounds in food and is non-toxic, particularly in the levels regulated for use in food production.

May be found in

Wine, fruit juice, vegetable juice, lettuce, pizza, chips, processed meat

References

FDA
The Telegraph

Alternative Spellings and Names

E938

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