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

ETHANOL
FEMA No.: 2419
JECFA No.: 41
Chemical names: ETHANOL
Synonyms: ETHYL ALCOHOL
Functional class: EXTRACTION SOLVENT; CARRIER SOLVENT; FLAVOURING AGENT
Latest evaluation: 1970
ADI: LIMITED BY GMP (use as solvent, 1970)
Comments: At the forty-sixth meeting (1996), the Committee concluded that ethanol posed no safety concern at its current level of intake when ethyl esters are used as flavouring agents; see TRS 868-JECFA 46/21, 64
Report: NMRS 48/TRS 462-JECFA 14/20
Specifications: COMPENDIUM ADDENDUM 8/FNP 52 Add.8/128 (FLAVOUR) (2000)
Tox monograph: FAS 70.39/NMRS 48A-JECFA 15/99
Previous status: 1996, COMPENDIUM ADDENDUM 4/FNP 52 Add.4/51. R (SOLVENT), 179. N (FLAVOUR)
1985, FNP 34-JECFA 29/69 (COMPENDIUM/583). R
1981, FNP 19-JECFA 25/93. R,T
1970, FAS 70.40/NMRS 48B-JECFA 14/53. N
 
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    See Also:
       Toxicological Abbreviations
       Ethanol (FAO Nutrition Meetings Report Series 48a)
       Ethanol (SIDS)