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Compendium of Food Additive Specifications Addendum 12

By Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations

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Title: Compendium of Food Additive Specifications Addendum 12  
Author: Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations
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Language: English
Subject: United Nations., Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations. FAO agriculture series, Agriculture
Collections: United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization Collection
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Publisher: Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations; Digitizer: Fao

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Agriculture Organization Of The United Nations, F. A. (n.d.). Compendium of Food Additive Specifications Addendum 12. Retrieved from http://worldebookfair.com/


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Nutrition Reference Publication

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Electronic reproduction.

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Excerpt: This volume contains specifications of identity and purity prepared at the 63rd meeting of the Joint FAO/WHO Expert Committee on Food Additives (JECFA), held in Geneva, 8-17 June 2004. These specifications should be considered only in conjunction with the report of the above meeting which will be printed in the WHO Technical Report Series. Toxicological monographs of the substances considered at the 63rd meeting of JECFA will be published in the WHO Food Additives Series. The general principles applied in the elaboration of specifications established at the earlier JECFA sessions have been published in the Principles for the Safety Assessment of Food Additives and Contaminants in Food, WHO Environmental Health Criteria, No. 70, 1987. The specifications of identity and purity of food additives established by JECFA are meant to identify the substance that has been subject to biological testing, to ensure that the substance is of adequate degree of purity for safe use in food, and to reflect and encourage good manufacturing practices. These principles were last reaffirmed by the 59th session of JECFA in 2002. The specifications are mainly established for the use of toxicologists and others concerned with the identity and purity of the substance. As agreed by JECFA at its 26th meeting, specifications may also be established prior to the eventual completion of toxicological evaluation, in certain cases, when the available toxicological data are inadequate or incomplete, and do not permit the establishment of full or temporary acceptable daily intakes (ADIs). References are made in individual specifications to some of the criteria that may be of interest in commerce, but they do not necessarily include all the requirements of interest to the commercial user. These specifications are not more stringent than is necessary to accomplish their purpose and should easily be attainable by the producing industries. The report of the 23rd meeting gives the reasons why certain specifications are designated as ?tentative?. There were a total of 217 specifications (twenty food additives, uses other than flavouring agent; 197 flavouring agents) considered at the 63rd meeting: Specifications for 186 compounds were newly adopted, of which five remained tentative. 31 specifications were revised of which three remained tentative. NOTE: Use of (FNP 5) in specifications refers to General Methods (Guide to JECFA Specifications), FAO Food and Nutrition Paper 5/Rev. 2 (1991).

 

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