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

BENZALDEHYDE
COE No.: 101
FEMA No.: 2127
JECFA No.: 22
Chemical names: BENZALDEHYDE
Synonyms: BENZOIC ALDEHYDE; ALMOND OIL, ARTIFICIAL; BENZENECARBOXALDEHYDE; BENZENECARBONAL
Functional class: FLAVOURING AGENT
Latest evaluation: 2001
ADI: 0-5 mg/kg bw (1996)
Comments: No safety concern at current levels of intake when used as a flavouring agent. The 1996 group ADI of 0-5 mg/kg bw for benzoic acid, the benzoate salts (calcium, potassium and sodium), benzaldehyde, benzyl acetate, benzyl alcohol and benzyl benzoate, expressed as benzoic acid equivalents, was maintained at the fifty-seventh meeting (2001).
Report: TRS 909-JECFA 57/73
Specifications: COMPENDIUM ADDENDUM 9/FNP 52 Add.9/110
Tox monograph: FAS 48-JECFA 57/227
Previous status: 1996, TRS 868-JECFA 46/41, COMPENDIUM ADDENDUM 4/FNP 52 Add.4/175, FAS 37-JECFA 46/29. 0-5 mg/kg bw (GROUP ADI FOR BENZOIC ACID, THE BENZOATE SALTS (CALCIUM, POTASSIUM AND SODIUM), BENZALDEHYDE, BENZYL ACETATE, BENZYL ALCOHOL AND BENZYL BENOZATE, EXPRESSED AS BENZOIC ACID). FU. R
1967, NMRS 44/TRS 383-JECFA 11/12, FAS 69.31/NMRS 44B-JECFA 11/4 (COMPENDIUM/181), FAS 68.33/NMRS 44A-JECFA 11/10. 0-5 (GROUP ADI FOR BENZALDEHYDE AND BENZYL ACETATE, AS TOTAL BENZOIC ACID FROM ALL FOOD ADDITIVE SOURCES). FU. N
Intake: See BENZOATES
 
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    See Also:
       Toxicological Abbreviations
       Benzaldehyde (ICSC)
       Benzaldehyde (FAO Nutrition Meetings Report Series 44a)
       Benzaldehyde  (SIDS)