Scientific Opinion on Flavouring Group Evaluation 203, Revision 1 (FGE.203Rev1): α,β-Unsaturated aliphatic aldehydes and precursors from chemical subgroup 1.1.4 of FGE.19 with two or more conjugated double-bonds and with or without additional non-conjugated double-bonds

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Panel on Food Contact Materials, Enzymes, Flavourings and Processing Aids
Acknowledgements

: The Panel wishes to thank the members of the Genotoxicity Working Group on Flavourings: Mona-Lise Binderup, Claudia Bolognesi, Angelo Carere, Riccardo Crebelli, Rainer Gürtler, Natália Kovalkovičová, Daniel Marzin and Pasquale Mosesso for the preparatory work on this scientific opinion and the hearing experts: Vibe Beltoft, Pia Lund and Karin Nørby, and EFSA staff: Maria Carfi, Annamaria Rossi and Kim Rygaard Nielsen for the support provided to this scientific opinion.

EFSA Journal
EFSA Journal 2014;12(4):3626 [31 pp.].
doi
10.2903/j.efsa.2014.3626
Panel members at the time of adoption
Ulla Beckman Sundh, Mona-Lise Binderup, Claudia Bolognesi, Leon Brimer, Laurence Castle, Alessandro Di Domenico, Karl-Heinz Engel, Roland Franz, Nathalie Gontard, Rainer Gürtler, Trine Husøy, Klaus-Dieter Jany, Martine Kolf-Clauw, Wim Mennes, Maria Rosaria Milana, Iona Pratt †, Kettil Svensson, Maria de Fátima Tavares Poças, Fidel Toldrá and Detlef Wölfle
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Type
Opinion of the Scientific Committee/Scientific Panel
On request from
European Commission
Question Number
EFSA-Q-2013-00373
EFSA-Q-2013-00374
EFSA-Q-2013-00375
EFSA-Q-2013-00376
EFSA-Q-2013-00377
EFSA-Q-2013-00378
EFSA-Q-2013-00379
EFSA-Q-2013-00380
EFSA-Q-2013-00381
EFSA-Q-2013-00382
EFSA-Q-2013-00383
EFSA-Q-2013-00384
EFSA-Q-2013-00385
EFSA-Q-2013-00386
EFSA-Q-2013-00387
EFSA-Q-2013-00388
EFSA-Q-2013-00389
EFSA-Q-2013-00390
EFSA-Q-2013-00391
EFSA-Q-2013-00392
Adopted
26 March 2014
Published
10 April 2014
Affiliation
European Food Safety Authority (EFSA), Parma, Italy
Note
Abstract

The Panel on Food Contact Materials, Enzymes, Flavourings and Processing Aids of the European Food Safety Authority was requested to evaluate the genotoxic potential of flavouring substances from subgroup 1.1.4 of FGE.19 in the Flavouring Group Evaluation 203, Revision 1 (FGE.203Rev1). The Flavour Industry has provided additional genotoxicity studies for one representative substance in FGE.203, namely 2,4-decadienal [FL-no: 05.140]. Based on the available data, on newly submitted studies and on the scientific evidence from the literature, the Panel concluded that the genotoxic potential cannot be ruled out for the flavouring substances in this FGE.

Keywords
α,β-unsaturated aldehydes, straight chain, FGE.203, α,β-unsaturated conjugated double-bonds, FGE.19, subgroup 1.1.4
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Number of Pages
31