publication . Article . 2012

Scientific Opinion on the re-evaluation of carnauba wax (E 903) as a food additive

EFSA Panel on Food Additives and Nutrient Sources added to Food (ANS);
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  • Published: 01 Oct 2012 Journal: EFSA Journal (issn: 1831-4732, Copyright policy)
  • Publisher: Wiley
<p>The Panel on Food Additives and Nutrient Sources added to Food (ANS) delivers a scientific opinion re-evaluating the safety of carnauba wax (E 903). Carnauba wax (E 903) is authorised in the EU as food additive as glazing agent. It has been evaluated by the Scientific Committee on Food (SCF) and by the Joint FAO/WHO Expert Committee on Food Additives (JECFA) who allocated an Acceptable Daily Intake (ADI) of 7 mg/kg bw/day. The SCF did not establish an ADI but considered the use of carnauba wax as a glazing agent acceptable. Carnauba wax is a complex mixture of compounds consisting mainly of aliphatic esters (wax esters), α-hydroxyl esters and cinnamic a...
free text keywords: Carnauba wax, INS No. 903, CAS Registry Number 8015-86-9, EINECS 232-399-0, Nutrition. Foods and food supply, TX341-641, Chemical technology, TP1-1185
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