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Article
Flavourings, alcohols, aldehydes, acids, esters, aryl-substituted, saturated, unsaturated, safety
First published in the EFSA Journal
19 December 2011
Adopted
23 July 2009
Type
Scientific Opinion
Abstract

The Panel on Food Contact Materials, Enzymes, Flavourings and Processing Aids of the European Food Safety Authority was requested to evaluate 13 flavouring substances in the Flavouring Group Evaluation 15, including four additional substances considered in this Revision 2, using the Procedure in Commission Regulation (EC) No 1565/2000. None of the substances were considered to have genotoxic potential. The substances were evaluated through a stepwise approach (the Procedure) that integrates information on structure-activity relationships, intake from current uses, toxicological threshold of concern, and available data on metabolism and toxicity. The Panel concluded that the 13 substances [FL-no: 02.173, 05.154, 05.155, 05.156, 08.088, 08.089, 09.306, 09.339, 09.364, 09.690, 09.735, 09.836 and 09.837] do not give rise to safety concerns at their levels of dietary intake, estimated on the basis of the MSDI approach. Besides the safety assessment of these flavouring substances, the specifications for the materials of commerce have also been considered and for six substances [FL-no: 05.155, 08.088, 08.089, 09.306, 09.339 and 09.735], the composition of the stereoisomeric mixture has to be specified.

Panel members at the time of adoption
Arturo Anadon, Mona-Lise Binderup, Wilfried Bursch, Laurence Castle, Riccardo Crebelli, Karl-Heinz Engel, Roland Franz, Nathalie Gontard, Thomas Haertle, Trine Husøy, Klaus-Dieter Jany, Catherine Leclercq, Jean Claude Lhuguenot, Wim Mennes, Maria Rosaria Milana, Karla Pfaff, Kettil Svensson, Fidel Toldra, Rosemary Waring, Detlef Wölfle
Panel on Food Contact Materials, Enzymes, Flavourings and Processing Aids
Contact
cef-unit [at] efsa.europa.eu
doi
10.2903/j.efsa.2011.1204
EFSA Journal 2011;9(12):1204 [54 pp.].
Question Number
On request from
European Commission
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Number of Pages
54