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Joint FAO/WHO Expert Committee on Food Additives

ACETONE
COE No.: 737
FEMA No.: 3326
JECFA No.: 139
Chemical names: ACETONE; PROPAN-2-ONE
Synonyms: DIMETHYL KETONE; PROPANONE
Functional class: EXTRACTION SOLVENT; FLAVOURING AGENT
Latest evaluation: 1998
ADI: ACCEPTABLE
Comments: No safety concern at current levels of intake when used as a flavouring agent
Report: TRS 891-JECFA 51/59
Specifications: COMPENDIUM ADDENDUM 6/FNP 52 Add.6/5 (SOLVENT); 172 (FLAVOUR)
Tox monograph: FAS 42-JECFA 51/235
Previous status: 1970, NMRS 48/TRS 462-JECFA 14/21, FAS 70.40/NMRS
48B-JECFA 14/47 (COMPENDIUM/15), FAS 70.39/NMRS 48A-JECFA 14/86. ACCEPTABLE (TENTATIVE). LGMP. N
 
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    See Also:
       Toxicological Abbreviations
       Acetone (EHC 207, 1998)
       Acetone (ICSC)
       Acetone (FAO Nutrition Meetings Report Series 48a)
       Acetone  (SIDS)