JECFA Maintains ADI for Allura Red

JECFA has released its summary and conclusions from the 82nd meeting that took place in Geneva on June 7-16. The meeting reviewed the safety evaluation of  Allura Red AC based on information submitted by IACM.

For Allura Red AC, JECFA concluded that new data that became available since its last evaluation do not give reason to revise the acceptable daily intake (ADI) and confirmed the ADI of 0–7 mg/kg bw.

It was also noted that, based on industry use data, estimated dietary exposures to Allura Red AC for children were below the upper bound of the respective ADIs and dietary exposure to the color does not present a health concern for any age group.