Scientific Opinion on Flavouring Group Evaluation 212 Revision 3 (FGE.212Rev3): α,β-unsaturated alicyclic ketones and precursors from chemical subgroup 2.6 of FGE.19
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 22 flavouring substances from subgroup 2.6 of FGE.19 in the Flavouring Group Evaluation 212. Based on available genotoxicity data and new genotoxicity data submitted by the Industry, the Panel concluded that genotoxic potential could be ruled out for the six carvone derivatives [FL-no: 02.062, 07.146, 07.147, 09.143, 09.215 and 09.870], the 11 isophorone derivatives [FL-no: 02.083, 02.101, 07.035, 07.098, 07.126, 07.129, 07.172, 07.175, 07.196, 07.202 and 07.255] and the five substances [FL-no: 07.033, 07.094, 07.112, 07.140 and 07.219] from subgroup 2.6 in FGE.212, FGE.212Rev1 and FGE.212Rev3, respectively. Two substances previously included in FGE.212Rev2, vetiverol and vetiveryl acetate [FL-no: 02.214 and 09.821], are no longer supported by Industry. Based on the available data, all 22 substances of this FGE are no longer of concern with respect to genotoxicity and can be evaluated through the Procedure.