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CITRIC ACID
INS: 330
JECFA No.: 218
Chemical names: 2-HYDROXY-1,2,3-PROPANE-TRICARBOXYLIC ACID; 2-HYDROXY-1,2,3-PROPANE-TRICARBOXYLIC ACID, MONOHYDRATE
Functional class: ACIDULANT; SYNERGIST FOR ANTIOXIDANT; SEQUESTRANT; FLAVOURING AGENT
Latest evaluation: 1973
ADI: NOT LIMITED
Comments: Group ADI for citric acid and its calcium, potassium, sodium, and ammonium salts
Report: NMRS 53/TRS 539-JECFA 17/35
Specifications: COMPENDIUM ADDENDUM 8/FNP 52 Add.8/138 (FLAVOUR) (2000)
Tox monograph: FAS 5/NMRS 53A-JECFA 17/170
Previous status: 1999, COMPENDIUM ADDENDUM 7/FNP 52 Add.7/23. R
1998, COMPENDIUM ADDENDUM 6/FNP 52 Add.6/39. R,T
1997, COMPENDIUM ADDENDUM 5/FNP 52 Add.5/35. R (GENERAL USE); 230. N (FLAVOUR)
1996, COMPENDIUM ADDENDUM 4/FNP 52 Add.4/39. R
1995, COMPENDIUM ADDENDUM 3/FNP 52 Add.3/47. R
1973, FNP 4-JECFA 17/194 (COMPENDIUM/453). R
1971, NMRS 50/TRS 488-JECFA 15/20, FAS 3/NMRS 50C-JECFA 15/110
1966, TRS 373/NMRS 43-JECFA 10/21. ADI NOT LIMITED. NL. S
1965, FAS 67.29/NMRS 40A,B,C-JECFA 9/134
1961, NMRS 31/TRS 228-JECFA 6/50, NMRS 31/TRS 228-JECFA 6/50. 0-60 (CONDITIONAL, 60-120). CO
1958, NMRS VOL. I-III/99. N
 
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    See Also:
       Toxicological Abbreviations
       Citric acid (ICSC)
       Citric acid (FAO Nutrition Meetings Report Series 40abc)
       Citric acid (SIDS)