Calcium Propinate (Calcium Propanoate) is an organic salt.
Where you find it: As an additive to bakery items, dairy products and other products.
What it does: A preservative - it prevents mold
Is it safe?: The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) considers calcium propionate to be a GRAS (Generally Recognized As Safe) additive.
It is considered safe for consumption when used in food products as part of a normal diet.
Leah McGrath, RDN, LDN
Ingles Markets Corporate Dietitian