Definition

Stannous chloride is an additive which is used as a color-retention agent and antioxidant in some canned and bottled foods.

Health considerations

Animal studies have shown that stannous chloride can cause teratogenic and genotoxic effects when consumed. Observed effects include DNA malformation and developmental defects.

May be found in

Canned foods, bottled foods, processed foods

References

Environmental Toxicology
Mutation Research

Alternative Spellings and Names

Tin(II) chloride, E512

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