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ADIPIC ACID
INS: 355
COE No.: 26
FEMA No.: 2011
JECFA No.: 623
Chemical names: HEXANEDIOIC ACID; 1,4-BUTANEDICARBOXILIC ACID
Functional class: ACIDITY REGULATOR; FLAVOURING AGENT
Latest evaluation: 1999
ADI: 0-5 mg/kg bw (GENERAL USE, 1977); ACCEPTABLE (FLAVOUR USE, 1999)
Comments: General use (1977): Group ADI of 0-5 mg/kg bw for adipic acid and its potassium, sodium and ammonium salts; Flavour use (1999): No safety concern at current levels of intake when used as a flavouring agent
Report: TRS 896-JECFA 53/67
Specifications: COMPENDIUM ADDENDUM 7/FNP 52 Add.7/5 (ACIDITY REGULATOR); 132 (FLAVOUR)
Tox monograph: FAS 44-JECFA 53/229
Previous status: 1977, TRS 617-JECFA 21/13, FAS 12-JECFA 21/3. 0-5 (BASED ON FREE ACID, APPLICABLE TO THE POTASSIUM, SODIUM AND AMMONIUM SALT AS WELL AS TO THE FREE ACID). FU
1975, NMRS 55B/FAS 9-JECFA 19/6 (COMPENDIUM/25). R
1965, NMRS 40/TRS 339-JECFA 9/16, FAS 67.29/NMRS 40A,B,C-JECFA 9/129, FAS 67.29/NMRS 40A,B,C-JECFA 9/129. 0-5 (CONDITIONAL). CO. N
 
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    See Also:
       Toxicological Abbreviations
       Adipic acid (ICSC)
       Adipic acid (FAO Nutrition Meetings Report Series 40abc)
       Adipic acid (WHO Food Additives Series 12)
       Adipic Acid (SIDS)