Dr David Jukes, The University of Reading, UK

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Food Law News - EU - 2014

EFSA News in brief, 15 July 2014

ADDITIVES - Sunset Yellow: EFSA sets ADI   

EFSA has established an Acceptable Daily Intake (ADI) of 4 mg/kg bw/day for the food colour Sunset Yellow. Experts have concluded that estimates of consumer exposure are well below this new ADI for all age groups.

In 2009 EFSA had re-evaluated the safety of Sunset Yellow and, based on the available scientific data, set a temporary ADI of 1 mg/kg body weight and recommended that further tests be conducted. In the light of new data submitted to EFSA, the ADI has now been raised.

Sunset Yellow (E 110) is a food colour currently authorised under Commission Regulation 1333/2008.

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