In an evaluation of hydrochloric acid (E 507), potassium chloride (E 508), calcium chloride (E 509) and magnesium chloride (E 511), EFSA concluded (based on human data) that daily exposure to chloride at 40 mg/kg bw would not raise a safety concern. Mean levels of exposure to these chloride food additives were below or at this reference level for all age groups. Although the 95th percentile exposure estimates were above 40 mg/kg bw/day for toddlers, children and adolescents, overall the Panel concluded that this would not raise a safety concern.

European Food Safety Authority (2019). Panel on Food Additives and Flavourings (FAF). Re-evaluation of hydrochloric acid (E 507), potassium chloride (E 508), calcium chloride (E 509) and magnesium chloride (E 511) as food additives. https://efsa.onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/epdf/10.2903/j.efsa.2019.5751

 

The above items were taken from the August 2019 issue of Toxicology and Regulatory News which is sent automatically to members of bibra.

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