This searchable database contains the summaries of all the evaluations of flavours, food additives, contaminants, toxicants and veterinary drugs JECFA has performed. Each summary contains basic chemical information, ADIs/TDIs, links to the most recent reports and monographs as well as to the specification database, and a history of JECFA evaluations. The database is searchable by partial name or CAS number, by first character (letter or symbol), or by functional class.

Includes all updates up to the 87th JECFA (June 2019).

List of chemicals in functional class PRESERVATIVE

2-PHENYLPHENOL (0-0.4 mg/kg bw (1999))
ACETIC ACID (No safety concern at current levels of intake when used as a flavouring agent)
ACIDIFIED SODIUM CHLORITE (0-0.03 mg/kg bw (Chlorite); 0-0.01 mg/kg bw (Chlorate))
BENZOIC ACID (0-5 mg/kg bw (1996))
BORAX (NO ADI ALLOCATED)
BORIC ACID (NO ADI ALLOCATED)
BUTYL p-HYDROXYBENZOATE (No safety concern at current levels of intake when used as a flavouring agent)
CALCIUM ACETATE (NOT LIMITED)
CALCIUM BENZOATE (0-5 mg/kg bw)
CALCIUM HYDROGEN SULFITE (0-0.7 mg/kg bw)
CALCIUM PROPIONATE (NOT LIMITED)
CALCIUM SORBATE (0-25 mg/kg bw)
CARBON DIOXIDE (NOT SPECIFIED)
CUPRIC SULFATE (NO ADI ALLOCATED)
DIMETHYL DICARBONATE (NOT SPECIFIED)
DIPHENYL (0-0.05 mg/kg bw)
ETHYL LAUROYL ARGINATE (0-4 mg/kg bw )
ETHYL p-HYDROXYBENZOATE (0-10 mg/kg bw)
FORMIC ACID (0-3 mg/kg bw (1979))
HEXAMETHYLENETETRAMINE (0-0.15 mg/kg bw)
HYDROGEN PEROXIDE (NOT SPECIFIED)
LYSOZYME HYDROCHLORIDE (NOT SPECIFIED)
METHYL p-HYDROXYBENZOATE (0-10 mg/kg bw)
NATAMYCIN (0-0.3 mg/kg bw (1976))
NISIN (0–2 mg/kg bw)
NITRATE (0-3.7 mg/kg bw (1995))
NITRITE (0-0.07 mg/kg bw)
POTASSIUM ACETATE (NOT LIMITED)
POTASSIUM BENZOATE (0-5 mg/kg bw)
POTASSIUM METABISULFITE (0-0.7 mg/kg bw)
POTASSIUM NITRATE (0-3.7 mg/kg bw)
POTASSIUM NITRITE (0-0.07 mg/kg bw)
POTASSIUM PROPIONATE (NOT LIMITED)
POTASSIUM SORBATE (0-25 mg/kg bw)
POTASSIUM SULFITE (0-0.7 mg/kg bw)
PROPIONIC ACID (NOT LIMITED (1973))
PROPYL p-HYDROXYBENZOATE (WITHDRAWN (2006))
SALICYLIC ACID (NO ADI ALLOCATED)
SODIUM BENZOATE (0-5 mg/kg bw)
SODIUM DIACETATE (0-15 mg/kg bw)
SODIUM HYDROGEN SULFITE (0-0.7 mg/kg bw)
SODIUM METABISULFITE (0-0.7 mg/kg bw)
SODIUM NITRATE (0-3.7 mg/kg bw)
SODIUM NITRITE (0-0.07 mg/kg bw)
SODIUM o-PHENYLPHENOL (0-0.2 mg/kg bw)
SODIUM PROPIONATE (NOT LIMITED)
SODIUM SORBATE (0-25 mg/kg bw)
SODIUM SULFITE (0-0.7 mg/kg bw)
SODIUM THIOCYANATE (DECISION POSTPONED)
SODIUM THIOSULFATE (0-0.7 mg/kg bw)
SORBIC ACID (0-25 mg/kg bw)
SULFUR DIOXIDE (0-0.7 mg/kg bw)