WHO Food Additives Series Series 58

Safety Evaluation of Certain Food Additives and Contaminants

Sixty-seventh Meeting of the Joint FAO/WHO Expert Committee on Food Additives

December 2007
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  • Publisher
    World Health Organization
  • Published
    30th December 2007
  • ISBN 9789241660587
  • Language English
  • Pages 349 pp.
  • Size 6.75" x 9.5"

The toxicological monographs in this volume summarize the safety and intake data on five food additives (annatto extracts lycopene synthetic and lycopene from Blakeslea trispora and propyl paraben). This volume also contains monographs summarizing toxicological and intake data on four food contaminants (aluminium 1 3-dichloro-2-propanol 3-chloro-1 2-propanediol and methylmercury).

This volume and others in the WHO Food Additives Series contain information that is useful to those who produce and use food additives and veterinary drugs and those involved with controlling contaminants in food government and food regulatory officers industrial testing laboratories toxicological laboratories and universities.

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