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Joint FAO/WHO Expert Committee on Food Additives

SODIUM NITRITE
See: NITRITE
INS: 250
Chemical names: SODIUM NITRITE
Functional class: ANTIMICROBIAL PRESERVATIVE; COLOUR FIXATIVE
Latest evaluation: 1995
ADI: 0-0.06 mg/kg bw
Comments: Expressed as nitrite ion; ADI applies to all sources of intake but not to infants below the age of 3 months
Report: TRS 859-JECFA 44/29,31
Specifications: COMPENDIUM ADDENDUM 12/FNP 52 Add. 12/68 (METALS LIMITS) (2004)
Tox monograph: FAS 35-JECFA 44/269
Previous status: 1995, COMPENDIUM ADDENDUM 3/FNP 52 Add.3/177. R
1976, FNS 1/TRS 599-JECFA 20/16, FAS 10-JECFA 20/86. 0-0.2 (TEMPORARY, EXPRESSED AS SODIUM NITRITE; FOOD FOR BABIES LESS THAN 6 MONTHS OLD SHOULD NOT CONTAIN ADDED NITRITES). TE. S
1973, NMRS 53/TRS 539-JECFA 17/17, FNP 4-JECFA 17/168 (COMPENDIUM/1373), FAS 5-JECFA 17/97. 0-0.2 (TEMPORARY). TE. R
1970, NMRS 48/TRS 462-JECFA 14/24, FAS 70.41/NMRS 48C-JECFA 14/12
1964, NMRS 38/TRS 309-JECFA 8/25, FAS 24.65/NMRS 38A-JECFA 8/38, FAS 24.65/NMRS 38A-JECFA 8/39. 0-0.4 (CONDITIONAL, 0.4-0.8). CO. R
1961, NMRS 31/TRS 228-JECFA 6/72, NMRS 31/TRS 228-JECFA 6/73. 0-0.4 (CONDITIONAL, 0.4-0.8). CO. N
 
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    See Also:
       Toxicological Abbreviations
       Sodium nitrite (ICSC)
       Sodium nitrite (SIDS)