Scientific Opinion on the safety evaluation of the substance, 1,2-benzisothiazol-3(2H)-one 1,1-dioxide, sodium salt, CAS No. 128-44-9, for use in food contact materials
This scientific opinion of EFSA deals with the risk assessment of the additive 1,2-benzisothiazol-3(2H)-one 1,1-dioxide, sodium salt (saccharin, sodium salt), with CAS No 128-44-9 and FCM Substance No 902, for use as a nucleating agent up to 0.1% w/w in polyesters. The substance has been evaluated by the SCF in 1995 which concluded that it is appropriate to set a full ADI for sodium saccharin of 0-5 mg/kg bw. Under the present evaluation, the CEF Panel concluded that the use of the substance, as additive in polyesters, is not of safety concern for the consumer. The substance should comply with the specific purity criteria as set in Directive 2008/60/EC.