Zinc oxide is a metallic compound formed between a zinc atom and an oxygen atom. It is used widely as a food additive as well as in plastics, rubber, and numerous other industrial applications. Zinc oxide is found in such foods as breakfast cereal, being added as a source of zinc which is a necessary daily nutrient. Zinc oxide is recognized by the FDA as a safe food additive.
Disclaimer: While this food additive or ingredient may be currently acceptable according to the FDA standards, this may be subject to change in future. This article is for informational purposes only and does not condone the consumption of this substance. Excessive consumption may be dangerous.