Agent Name

Baker's yeast

CAS Number

68876-77-7; 84604-16-0

Formula

Unspecified

Major Category

Biological Agents

Synonyms

Autolyzed yeast extract (Saccharomyces cerevisiae); Baker's yeast; Baker's yeast (Saccharomyces Cerevisiae); Saccharomyces cerevisiae; Yeasts; [ChemIDplus] Brewers yeast; [Acros Organics MSDS] Bakers yeast extract; [FDA]

Category

Plant-Derived Allergens

Description

Moist yeast: White or yellowish-white solid with a sour odor; Dried yeast: Yellowish-white to yellowish-orange solid; [Merck Index] Beige to brown hygroscopic powder; [Acros Organics MSDS]

Sources/Uses

Permitted for use as an inert ingredient in non-food pesticide products; [EPA] Saccharomyces group of yeasts used in baking bread, brewing, making alcohol (fermentation of sugar, molasses, and cereals), and as a source of vitamins; [Merck Index] Used as flavor enhancer, flavoring agent, aid in brewing and fermenting, and nutritional supplement; [FDA]

Comments

The confirmed cause of asthma in a baker; [Malo] May cause irritation; [Acros Organics MSDS]

Adverse Effects
Asthma

Yes

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