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Joint FAO/WHO Expert Committee on Food Additives

beta-IONONE
COE No.: 142
FEMA No.: 2595
JECFA No.: 389
Chemical names: 4-(2,6,6-TRIMETHYL-1-CYCLOHEXENYL)-3-BUTEN-2-ONE
Synonyms: beta-CYCLOCITRYLIDENEACETONE
Functional class: FLAVOURING AGENT
Latest evaluation: 1998
ADI: 0-0.1 mg/kg bw (1984)
Comments: No safety concern at current levels of intake when used as a flavouring agent. The 1984 group ADI of 0-0.1 mg/kg bw for alpha-ionone and beta-ionone, singly or in combination, was maintained at the fifty-first meeting (1998).
Report: TRS 891-JECFA 51/96
Specifications: COMPENDIUM ADDENDUM 6/FNP 52 Add.6/184
Tox monograph: FAS 42-JECFA 51/335
Previous status: 1984, TRS 710-JECFA 28/15, FNP 31/2-JECFA 28/55 (COMPENDIUM/797), FAS 19-JECFA 28/72 0-0.1. GROUP ADI FOR alpha-IONONE AND beta-IONONE, SINGLY OR COMBINED. R
1982, TRS 683-JECFA 26/20, FNP 25-JECFA 26/98. 0-0.05 (TEMPORARY). TE. R
1980, TRS 653-JECFA 24/18, FNP 17-JECFA 24/64. 0-0.05 (TEMPORARY). TE. R
1979, TRS 648-JECFA 23/29, FNP 12-JECFA 23/50,FAS 14-JECFA 23/54. 0-0.05 (TEMPORARY). TE. R
1967, NMRS 44/TRS 383-JECFA 11/12, FAS 69.31/NMRS 44B-JECFA 11/29, FAS 68.33/NMRS 44A-JECFA 11/48. 0-0.1 (CONDITIONAL). CO. N
 
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       Toxicological Abbreviations
       beta-ionone (SIDS)