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    TOXICOLOGICAL EVALUATION OF CERTAIN
    FOOD ADDITIVES



    WHO FOOD ADDITIVES SERIES 14





    Geneva, 2-11 April 1979




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    WHO Food Additives Series, 1979, No. 14

    TOXICOLOGICAL EVALUATION OF CERTAIN FOOD ADDITIVES

    The evaluations contained in this document
    were prepared by the Joint FAO/WHO
    Expert Committee on Food Additives1

    Geneva, 2-11 April 1979

              

    1    Twenty-third Report of the Joint FAO/WHO Expert Committee on Food
         Additives, Geneva, Wld Hlth Org. techn. Rep. Ser., 1980, No. 648.

    CONTENTS

    INTRODUCTION

    THE MONOGRAPHS

         Trans-Anethole
         Butane-1,3-diol
         d-Carvone and 1-carvone
         Castor oil
         Chloroform
         Cinnamaldehyde
         Estragole
         Ethyl formate
         Ethyl lactate
         Eugenol
         alpha-Ionone
         -Ionone
         Methyl anthranilate
         Methyl chloride
         Methyl-N-Methylanthranilate
         Nonanal
         Octanal
         Polyethylene glycols
         Red 2G
         Triethyl citrate
    

    INTRODUCTION

         The monographs contained in this document have been prepared by
    the Joint FAO/WHO Expert Committee on Food Additives in Geneva from
    2-11 April 1979.

         Any new information and comments on the biological and
    toxicological data should be addressed to: Division of Environmental
    Health, Environmental Health Criteria and Standards (Food Safety),
    World Health Organization, Avenue Appia, 1211 Geneva 27, Switzerland.





















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