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Evidence for the safety of gum tragacanth (Asiatic Astragalus spp.) and modern criteria for the evaluation of food additives.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  2643537     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Abstract/OtherAbstract:
Gum tragacanth (GT), affirmed as GRAS within the USA since 1961, was evaluated as 'ADI not specified' by JECFA in 1985. Within the EEC, GT has been permitted temporarily as a food additive (E413), without an ADI, since 1974; a decision regarding its permanent status must be reached before the end of 1988. This review collates the dietary, toxicological, immunological and chemical data available and presents the pre-requisite data concerning the 'Need' and low levels of utilization of GT.
Authors:
D M Anderson
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article; Review    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Food additives and contaminants     Volume:  6     ISSN:  0265-203X     ISO Abbreviation:  Food Addit Contam     Publication Date:    1989 Jan-Mar
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1989-03-06     Completed Date:  1989-03-06     Revised Date:  2005-11-16    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  8500474     Medline TA:  Food Addit Contam     Country:  ENGLAND    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  1-12     Citation Subset:  IM    
Affiliation:
Chemistry Department, The University, Edinburgh, U.K.
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MeSH Terms
Descriptor/Qualifier:
Abnormalities, Drug-Induced
Animals
Diet
Food Additives*
Food Hypersensitivity
Humans
Mutagenicity Tests
Polysaccharides / toxicity*
Tragacanth / analysis,  immunology,  toxicity*
Chemical
Reg. No./Substance:
0/Food Additives; 0/Polysaccharides; 9000-65-1/Tragacanth

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