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EFSA Evaluates Genotoxic Potential of Two Flavorings

Posted: February 26, 2013

The European Food Safety Authority's (EFSA) panel on food contact materials, enzymes, flavourings and processing aids has evaluated the genotoxic potential of two flavoring substances from subgroup 5.2 of FGE.19 in the flavoring group evaluation 224, which are two α,β-unsaturated thiophenes.

Based on the new data, the panel found that 5-methyl-2-thiophenecarbaldehyde does not give rise to concern with respect to genotoxicity.

For the other substance, 3-acetyl-2,5-dimethylthiophene, the requested genotoxicity data is still pending and no conclusion could be drawn in the present flavoring group evaluation.

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