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

o-CRESOL
COE No.: 618
FEMA No.: 3480
JECFA No.: 691
Chemical names: o-CRESOL
Synonyms: o-CRESYLIC ACID; 1-HYDROXY-2-METHYLBENZENE; o-HYDROXYTOLUENE; o-METHYLPHENOL
Functional class: FLAVOURING AGENT
Latest evaluation: 2000
ADI: ACCEPTABLE
Comments: No safety concern at current levels of intake when used as a flavouring agent
Report: TRS 901-JECFA 55/44
Specifications: COMPENDIUM ADDENDUM 8/FNP 52 Add.8/166
Tox monograph: FAS 46-JECFA 55/165
 
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       Toxicological Abbreviations
       o-cresol (ICSC)
       o-Cresol  (SIDS)