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EFSA: Opinion on the Re‐evaluation of Pectin (E 440i) and Amidated pectin (E 440ii) as Food Additives in Foods for Infants Below 16 Weeks of age and Follow‐up of their Re‐evaluation as food additives for uses in Foods for all Population Groups

Mar 02, 2021

Based on the information submitted in response to the call for data, the FAF Panel considered it feasible to amend the current specifications, in particular for the toxic elements arsenic, lead, cadmium, mercury and for sulfur dioxide and to introduce new specifications for aluminium and microbiological criteria. The FAF Panel recommended a reduction of the MPL of pectin (E 440i) and amidated pectin (E 440ii) in food categories and, in order to reduce the exposure to both the additives themselves and to methanol.

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