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EFSA Deems Two Flavor Ingredients as Safe

Posted: June 13, 2011

The European Food Safety Authority (EFSA) recently published in the EFSA Journal the article “Scientific Opinion on Flavouring Group Evaluation 301 (FGE.301): A sulphur substituted pyrimidin-derivative and its hydrochloride salt from Chemical Group 30,” which shows two flavoring substances should be safe for use. The article’s abstract notes, “The Panel on Food Contact Materials, Enzymes, Flavourings and Processing Aids of the European Food Safety Authority was requested to evaluate two flavouring substances, 4-amino-5,6-dimethylthieno[2,3-d]pyrimidin-2(1H)-one [FL-no: 16.116] and 4-amino-5,6-dimethylthieno[2,3-d]pyrimidin-2(1H)-one hydrochloride [FL-no: 16.120] in the Flavouring Group Evaluation 301, using the Procedure in Commission Regulation (EC) No 1565/2000. None of the substances were considered to have genotoxic potential.”

The panel concluded that the two substances [FL-no: 16.116 and 16.120] do not give rise to safety concerns at their levels of dietary intake, estimated on the basis of the MSDI approach.
For more information on the piece, visit the EFSA Journal’s website.