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The European Union issues a safety assessment report on sodium fatty acid as a food additive


According to the official website of the General Administration of Quality Supervision, Inspection and Quarantine, on March 2, 2018, the European Food Safety Authority released the document 10.2903/j.efsa.2018.5180, releasing sodium, potassium and calcium salts of fatty acids. Safety assessment report on fatty acids, E 470a) and magnesium salts of fatty acids (E 470b)) as food additives.

After reassessment, the Expert Panel on Food Additives and Food Nutrient Sources (ANS) concluded that no ADI needs to be established at the reported use and level of use, and the fatty acid sodium, potassium, calcium and magnesium salts are not safe . Panel recommendations: Relax current limits for toxic elements (arsenic, lead, mercury and cadmium) to ensure that food additives do not become a significant source of exposure to these toxic elements in food; consider revising EU norms on the use of fatty acids sodium, potassium, calcium and magnesium (including the maximum limit of nickel), clarify the maximum limit of several fatty acid salts trans fatty acid and erucic acid, redefine and clarify the fatty acids used as raw materials in the sodium, potassium, calcium and magnesium salts of fatty acids can only be extracted from edible oils and fats .