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Changing life quality through nutrition

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the views of its members, who are the dietetic
food industry associations of the EU Member States.

SNE literature review of phosphate homeostasis, expert body risk assessment opinions and safety studies in response to EFSA request for technical and toxicological data on phosphates for uses as food additives in foods for infants below 16 weeks of age

Brussels, December 2018

In response to the EFSA request for technical and toxicological data related to phosphates for uses as food additives in foods for infants below 16 weeks of age, SNE prepared a literature review of phosphate homeostasis, expert body risk assessment opinions and safety studies. In this report SNE is summarizing data on currently used phosphates that are authorized as food additives in infant formula and/ or infant food for special medical purposes (FSMP). These substances are the following:

  • Phosphoric acid (E 338)
  • Sodium phosphates (E 339 i, ii, iii)
  • Potassium phosphates (E 340 i, ii, iii)
  • Calcium phosphates (E 341 i, ii, iii)

The work is based on the recent guidance of the EFSA Scientific Committee on the risk assessment of substances present in foods for young infants below 16 weeks of age which highlights the case-by-case approach proposing the principles on the safety evaluation of nutrient sources.

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