Flavouring Group Evaluation 15, Revision 2 (FGE.15Rev2): Aryl-substituted saturated and unsaturated primary alcohol/aldehyde/acid/ester derivatives from chemical group 22


Panel on Food Contact Materials, Enzymes, Flavourings and Processing Aids
EFSA Journal
EFSA Journal 2011;9(12):1204 [54 pp.].
Panel Members
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

The Scientific Panel on Food Contact Materials, Enzymes, Flavourings and Processing Aids wishes to thank the members of the Working Groups on Flavourings for the preparation of this Opinion: Ulla Beckman Sundh, Vibe Beltoft, Wilfried Bursch, Angelo Carere, Karl-Heinz Engel, Henrik Frandsen, Rainer Gürtler, Frances Hill, Trine Husøy, John Christian Larsen, Pia Lund, Wim Mennes, Gerard Mulder, Karin Nørby, Gerard Pascal, Iona Pratt, Gerrit Speijers, Harriet Wallin and EFSA’s staff member Kim Rygaard Nielsen for the support provided to this EFSA scientific output.

Opinion of the Scientific Committee/Scientific Panel
On request from
European Commission
Question Number
23 July 2009
Published in the EFSA Journal
19 December 2011
European Food Safety Authority (EFSA), Parma, Italy

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.

Flavourings, alcohols, aldehydes, acids, esters, aryl-substituted, saturated, unsaturated, safety
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