EFSA RAISES CONCERN ABOUT 18 HYDROCARBON FOOD ADDITIVES

BY KEITH NUTHALL

HEALTH concerns have been raised by European Food Safety Authority (EFSA) scientists about 18 out of 24 aliphatic, alicyclic and aromatic hydrocarbons food additives examined in an inquiry. They concluded that more tests were required to examine safety issues, with two additives highlighted for special concern about potential genotoxicity and carcinogenicity (FL-numbers 01.011 and 01.013).
* http://www.efsa.europa.eu/EFSA/efsa_locale-1178620753812_1211902272550.htm

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