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Joint FAO/WHO Expert Committee on Food Additives

BENZOYL PEROXIDE
INS: 928
Chemical names: DIBENZOYL PEROXIDE
Synonyms: BENZOYL SUPEROXIDE
Functional class: FLOUR TREATMENT AGENT
Latest evaluation: 2004
ADI: ACCEPTABLE
Treatment Level: ACCEPTABLE LEVEL OF TREATMENT: 0-40 mg/kg FLOUR; CONDITIONAL, FOR SPECIAL PURPOSES: 40-75 mg/kg FLOUR (1963)
Comments: Treatment of whey with benzoyl peroxide at a maximum concentration of 100 mg/kg does not pose a safety concern.
Report: TRS 928-JECFA 63/13
Specifications: COMPENDIUM ADDENDUM 12/FNP 52 Add. 12/13
Tox monograph: FAS 54-JECFA 63/17
Previous status: 2000, TRS 901-JECFA 55/15, COMPENDIUM ADDENDUM 8/FNP 52 Add.8/23, NMRS 35/TRS 281-JECFA 7/157 (1963). AT ITS FIFTY-FIFTH MEETING (2000), THE COMMITTEE COULD DRAW NO CONCLUSIONS ABOUT THE ACCEPTABILITY OF USES PROPOSED IN THE DRAFT GENERAL STANDARD FOR FOOD ADDITIVES OF THE CODEX COMMITTEE ON FOOD ADDITIVES AND CONTAMINANTS BECAUSE INFORMATION ON TOXICITY AND INTAKE WAS NOT AVAILABLE. R.
1975, FAS 9/NMRS 55B-JECFA 19/21; COMPENDIUM/189. R
1963, NMRS 35/TRS 281-JECFA 7/155, NMRS 35/TRS 281-JECFA 7/157. 0-40 MG/KG FLOUR (ACCEPTABLE LEVEL OF TREATMENT FOR FLOUR TO BE CONSUMED BY MAN; CONDITIONAL TREATMENT LEVEL FOR SPECIAL PURPOSES, 40-75 MG/KG FLOUR). CO. N
 
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    See Also:
       Toxicological Abbreviations
       Benzoyl peroxide (ICSC)
       Benzoyl peroxide (SIDS)
       Benzoyl Peroxide (IARC Summary & Evaluation, Volume 71, 1999)