INTERNATIONAL PROGRAMME ON CHEMICAL SAFETY
WORLD HEALTH ORGANIZATION
TOXICOLOGICAL EVALUATION OF SOME
FOOD COLOURS, EMULSIFIERS, STABILIZERS,
ANTI-CAKING AGENTS AND CERTAIN
FAO Nutrition Meetings Report Series
No. 46A WHO/FOOD ADD/70.36
The content of this document is the result of the deliberations of the
Joint FAO/WHO Expert Committee on Food Additives which met in Rome,
27 May - 4 June 19691
Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations
World Health Organization
1 Thirteenth report of the Joint FAO/WHO Expert Committee on Food
Additives, FAO Nutrition Meetings Report Series, in press;
Wld Hlth Org. techn. Rep. Ser., in press.
ACETYLATED DISTARCH PHOSPHATE
Modification is usually performed by the use of up to 0.1 per cent. of
phosphorus oxychloride and five per cent. acetic anhydride. Vinyl
acetate may be used as an alternative acetylating agent. Maximum
acetylation amounts usually to 2.5 per cent. acetyl groups.
No biological data are available for evaluation. Adequate 90-day
studies in two species (one a non-rodent mammal) and metabolic studies
preferably in man are required to determine the combined effects of
acetylation and phosphate cross-linkage.
Not possible on the data available.