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CITRAL
FEMA No.: 2303
JECFA No.: 1225
Chemical names: 3,7-DIMETHYL-2,6-OCTADIENAL
Synonyms: MIXTURE OF GERANIAL AND NERAL; LEMAROME
Functional class: FLAVOURING AGENT
Latest evaluation: 2003
ADI: 0-0.5 mg/kg bw (1979)
Comments: Use of citral as a flavouring agent is subsumed in the 1979 group ADI of 0-0.5 mg/kg bw for citral, geranyl acetate, citronellol, linalool, and linallyl acetate, expressed as citral, which was mainted at the sixty-first meeting.
Report: TRS 922-JECFA 61/75
Specifications: COMPENDIUM ADDENDUM 11/FNP 52 Add. 11/112
Tox monograph: FAS 52-JECFA 61/289
Previous status: 1998. THE 1979 GROUP ADI OF 0-0.5 mg/kg bw FOR CITRAL, GERANYL ACETATE, CITRONELLOL, LINALOOL, AND LINALYL ACETATE, EXPRESSED AS CITRAL, WAS MAINTAINED AT THE FIFTY-FIRST MEETING (TRS 891/90,1998).
1997, THE 1979 GROUP ADI OF 0-0.5 mg/kg bw FOR CITRAL AND RELATED SUBSTANCES, EXPRESSED AS CITRAL, WAS MAINTAINED (TRS 884-JECFA 49/68).
1982, FNP 25-JECFA 26/66; COMPENDIUM/447
1979, TRS 648-JECFA 23/25, FNP 12-JECFA 23/27, NOT PREPARED. 0-0.5 mg/kg bw (GROUP ADI FOR CITRAL, GERANYL ACETATE, CITRONELLOL, LINALOOL AND LINALYL ACETATE, EXPRESSED AS CITRAL). R
1967, NMRS 44/TRS 383-JECFA 11/12, FAS 69.31/NMRS 44B-JECFA 11/11, FAS 68.33/NMRS 44A-JECFA 11/18. 0-1 (CONDITIONAL). CO. N
 
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       Toxicological Abbreviations
       Citral (ICSC)
       Citral (FAO Nutrition Meetings Report Series 44a)
       Citral  (SIDS)