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Safety evaluation of crosslinked polyacrylic acid polymers (carbomer) as a new food additive published by EFSA

European Union

Aug 17, 2021

On August 12, EFSA published  an Safety evaluation of crosslinked polyacrylic acid polymers (carbomer) as a new food additive. The EFSA Panel on Food Additives and Flavourings (FAF) provides a scientific opinion on the safety of crosslinked polyacrylic acid polymers (carbomer) proposed for use as food additive in solid and liquid food supplements. The Panel also noted that level of exposure to carbomer from its proposed use is likely to be an overestimation. Taking a conservative approach, the Panel considered that exposure to carbomer would not give rise to a safety concern if the proposed maximum use level for solid food supplements is lowered to the typical use level reported by the applicant.

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