EFSA CEF Panel (Panel on Food Contac t Materials, Enzymes, Flavourings and Processing Aids , 2013. Scientific Opinion on Flavouring Group Evaluation 2 07 (FGE.2 07 )

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Abstract

The Panel on Food Contact Materials, Enzymes, Flavourings and Processing Aids of the European Food Safety Authority was requested to evaluate the genotoxic potential of one flavouring substance, 2,6-dimethyl-2,5,7-octatriene-1-ol acetate [FL-no: 09.931], from subgroup 1.1.2 of FGE.19, which is considered to be representative for four substances, 12-beta-santalen-14-ol [FL-no: 02.216], 12-alpha-santalen-14-ol [FL-no: 02.217], santalyl acetate [FL-no: 09.034] and santalyl phenylacetate [FL-no: 09.712], from subgroup 2.1 of FGE.19. The Flavour Industry has provided genotoxicity studies for the representative substance 2,6-dimethyl-2,5,7-octatriene-1-ol acetate [FL-no: 09.931] and these data are considered by EFSA to be representative for the four substances [FL-no: 02.216, 02.217, 09.034 and 09.712]. Based on the new data, the Panel concluded that 2,6-dimethyl-2,5,7-octatriene-1-ol acetate [FL-no: 09.931] from FGE.19 subgroup 1.1.2 does not give rise to concern with respect to genotoxicity and can accordingly be evaluated using the Procedure. This conclusion can also be applied to the four substances 12-beta-santalen-14-ol [FL-no: 02.216], 12-alpha-santalen-14-ol [FL-no: 02.217], santalyl acetate [FL-no: 09.034] and santalyl phenylacetate [FL-no: 09.712] from FGE.19 subgroup 2.1 for which 2,6-dimethyl-2,5,7-octatriene-1-ol acetate [FL-no: 09.931] is representative.

© European Food Safety Authority, 2013
Original languageEnglish
Place of PublicationParma, Italy
PublisherEuropean Food Safety Authority
Number of pages17
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2013
Seriesthe EFSA Journal
Number3228
Volume11(5)
ISSN1830-5458

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