Evaluation of Certain Food Additives and Contaminants
Fifty-fifth Report of the Joint WHO/FAO Expert Committee on Food Additives
Technical Report Series, No 901
World Health Organization
ISBN-13    9789241209014 ISBN-10    9241209011
Order Number    11000901 Format    E-book collection (PDF)
Price    CHF    23.00 / US$    27.60 Developing countries:    CHF    16.10
English     2001        107   pages
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This report represents the conclusions of a Joint FAO/WHO Expert Committee convened to evaluate the safety of various food additives and contaminants, with a view to recommending Acceptable Daily Intakes (ADIs) and tolerable intakes, respectively, for humans, and to prepare specifications for the identity and purity of food additives.
The first part of the report contains a general discussion of the principles governing the toxicological evaluation of food additives and contaminants (including flavouring agents), and the establishment and revision of specifications. A summary follows of the Committee's evaluations of toxicological data on various specific food additives (furfural, paprika oleoresin, caramel colour II, cochineal extract and carmines, aspartame-acesulfame salt, D-tagatose, benzoyl peroxide, nitrous oxide, stearyl tartrate and trehalose), flavouring agents and contaminants (cadmium and tin), and of intake data on calcium from calcium salts of food additives.
Annexed to the report are tables summarizing the Committee's recommendations for ADIs of the food additives and tolerable intakes of the contaminants considered, changes in the status of specifications of these food additives and specific flavouring agents, and further information required or desired.