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

Latest evaluation: 1999
Allergenicity: TRS 896-JECFA 53/79,119; FAS 44-JECFA 53/263. The Committee reviewed available information on the allergenicity of peanut oil and soya bean oil. It concluded that manufacturing processes that would consistently yield safe products have not been defined, since: (a) the refining processes used for the peanut oil and soya been oil tested clinically in humans were not clearly described; (b) comparable data on the protein content of those oils that had been clinically tested were not available; and (c) the quality and validation of the analytical procedures used to determine the concentration of residual protein in the oils were not clearly described.
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