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Joint FAO/WHO Expert Committee on Food Additives

MENTHOL
COE No.: 63
FEMA No.: 2665
JECFA No.: 427
Chemical names: l-3-p-MENTHANOL; dl-3-p-MENTHANOL
Functional class: FLAVOURING AGENT
Latest evaluation: 1998
ADI: 0-4 mg/kg bw
Comments: No safety concern at current levels of intake when used as a flavouring agent
Report: TRS 891-JECFA 51/25,111
Specifications: COMPENDIUM ADDENDUM 6/FNP 52 Add.6/186
Tox monograph: FAS 42-JECFA 51/57,381
Previous status: 1976, FNS 1/TRS 599-JECFA 20/15, FAS 69.31/NMRS 44B-JECFA 11/35,36 (1967). 0-0.2. FU S
1974, NMRS 54/TRS 557-JECFA 18/14. 0-0.2. FU. S
1967, NMRS 44/TRS 383-JECFA 11/12, FAS 69.31/NMRS 44B-JECFA 11/35,36; COMPENDIUM/923,925, FAS 68.33/NMRS 44A-JECFA 11/58. 0-0.2 (CONDITIONAL, 0.2-2). CO. N
 
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    See Also:
       Toxicological Abbreviations
       Menthol (WHO Food Additives Series 10)
       Menthol (WHO Food Additives Series 42)
       Menthol  (SIDS)