BENZOIC ACID

General Information


Synonyms: BENZENECARBOXYLIC ACID, CARBOXYBENZENE, DRACYLIC ACID, PHENYL FORMIC ACID
Chemical Names: BENZOIC ACID
CAS number: 65-85-0
JECFA number: 850
INS: 210
COE number: 21
FEMA number: 2131
Functional Class:
  • Food Additives
    • PRESERVATIVE

Evaluations


Evaluation year: 2002
ADI: 0-5 mg/kg bw (1996)
Comments: No safety concern at current levels of intake when used as a flavouring agent (2002)
Intake: See BENZOATES
Meeting: 46
Specs Code: R
Report: TRS 913-JECFA 59/112
Tox Monograph: FAS 48-JECFA 57/227 (2001)
Specification: COMPENDIUM ADDENDUM 12/FNP 52 Add. 12/67 (METALS LIMITS) (2004); FAO JECFA Monographs 1 vol.1/147
Previous Years: 2001, TRS 909-JECFA 57/73, COMPENDIUM ADDENDUM 9/FNP 52 Add.9/140, FAS 48-JECFA 57/227. ( EVALUATION AS A FLAVOURING AGENT NOT FINALIZED AT THE FIFTY-SEVENTH MEETING (2001); FURTHER INFORMATION REQUIRED TO DETERMINE WHETHER THIS SUBSTANCE IS IN CURRENT US