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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    
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.
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    
Chemistry Department, The University, Edinburgh, U.K.
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MeSH Terms
Abnormalities, Drug-Induced
Food Additives*
Food Hypersensitivity
Mutagenicity Tests
Polysaccharides / toxicity*
Tragacanth / analysis,  immunology,  toxicity*
Reg. No./Substance:
0/Food Additives; 0/Polysaccharides; 9000-65-1/Tragacanth

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