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Summary of Evaluations Performed by the
Joint FAO/WHO Expert Committee on Food Additives

PROPYLENE GLYCOL
INS: 1520
COE No.: 2065
FEMA No.: 2940
JECFA No.: 925
Chemical names: 1,2-PROPANEDIOL
Synonyms: 1,2-DIHYDROXYPROPANE; METHYL GLYCOL
Functional class: HUMECTANT; GLAZING AGENT; SOLVENT; FLAVOURING AGENT
Latest evaluation: 2002
ADI: 0-25 mg/kg bw (1973)
Comments: Evaluation not finalized, pending definition of "flavouring agent"
Report: TRS 913-JECFA 59/112
Specifications: COMPENDIUM ADDENDUM 12/FNP 52 Add. 12/68 (METALS LIMITS) (2004)
Tox monograph: FAS 48-JECFA 57/333 (2001)
Previous status: 2001, TRS 909-JECFA 57/98, COMPENDIUM ADDENDUM 9/FNP 52 Add.9/150. EVALUATION AS A FLAVOURING AGENT NOT FINALIZED AT THE FIFTY-SEVENTH MEETING (2001); FURTHER INFORMATION REQUIRED TO DETERMINE WHETHER THIS SUBSTANCE IS IN CURRENT USE AS A FLAVOURING AGENT. THE 1973 ADI OF 0-25 mg/kg bw WAS MAINTAINED. N,T
1997, COMPENDIUM ADDENDUM 5/FNP 52 Add.5/129. R
1996, COMPENDIUM ADDENDUM 4/FNP 52 Add.4/121. R
1976, FAS 11/FNS 1B-JECFA 20/84, R; COMPENDIUM/1221
1973, NMRS 53/TRS 539-JECFA 17/24, FAS 5/NMRS 53A-JECFA 17/491. 0-25 mg/kg bw. FU. R
1963, NMRS 35/TRS 281-JECFA 7/114, NMRS 35/TRS 281-JECFA 7/115. 0-20 (CONDITIONAL, 20-40). CO. N
 
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