Evaluation of Certain Food Additives and Contaminants
Sixty-seventh Report of the Joint FAO/WHO Expert Committee on Food Additives
Technical Report Series, No. 940
World Health Organization
ISBN-13    9789241209403 ISBN-10    9241209402
Order Number    11000940 Format    Package
Price    CHF    20.00 / US$    24.00 Developing countries:    CHF    14.00
English     2007        103   pages
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The report contains a general discussion of the principles governing the toxicological evaluation and assessments of intake of food additives (in particular, flavouring agents) and contaminants. A summary follows of the Committee's evaluations of technical, toxicological and intake data for certain food additives (annatto extracts, natamycin, propyl paraben, synthetic lycopene and lycopene from Blakeslea trispora, and quillaia extract type 2) and food contaminants (aluminium, 3-chloro-1,2-propanediol, 1,3-dichloro-2-propanol and methylmercury). Specifications for the following food additives were revised: carob bean gum, guar gum, titanium dioxide and zeaxanthin. Annexed to the report are tables summarizing the Committee's recommendations for intakes and toxicological evaluations of the food additives and contaminants considered.