JECFA concludes evaluations of several food additives

Reports, scientific publications | 2023-07-17 | Serena Cheren

The Joint FAO/WHO Expert Committee on Food Additives (JECFA) published its summary report of the 96th meeting. The scientific experts gathered to Geneva from 27 June to 6 July to look into the safety of use of aspartame and fifteen flavourings when used in food as food additives.

For all substances, JECFA performed a comprehensive risk assessment, which is a four-step scientific process that includes hazard identification, hazard characterization, dietary exposure assessment and risk characterization. Based on that scientific process, the Committee considered related hazards that might be attributable to aspartame and to the flavouring substances.

Source: FAO

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