IPCS INCHEM Home

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

4-HYDROXYBENZOIC ACID
FEMA No.: 3986
JECFA No.: 957
Chemical names: 4-HYDROXYBENZOIC ACID
Synonyms: p-HYDROXYBENZOIC ACID; p-SALICYLIC ACID
Functional class: FLAVOURING AGENT
Latest evaluation: 2001
ADI: ACCEPTABLE
Comments: No safety concern at current levels of intake when used as a flavouring agent
Report: TRS 909-JECFA 57/84
Specifications: COMPENDIUM ADDENDUM 10/FNP 52 Add.10/48 (2002)
Tox monograph: FAS 48-JECFA 57/273
Previous status: 2001, SPECIFICATIONS WILL BE CONSIDERED AT JECFA 59. O
 
11 Mar 03    




    See Also:
       Toxicological Abbreviations
       4-Hydroxybenzoic acid (SIDS)