The chemical name and structure of the proposed food additive, or enough information about the method of manufacture to reproduce the additive, information about its physical, chemical, and biological properties, and data showing its stability and purity must be included.
The petitioner must include information about how much of the additive will most likely be consumed (consumption data), recommendations for use, and specimens of proposed labelling.The level used should be no higher than the effective level.
Data showing that the food additive will have its intended effect, and the amount of the food additive needed to produce th effect, must be included.
The pettioner must provide information on how to measure the amount of the additive in food.
Full reports of safety investigations and the methods of toxicity testing used must be provided.
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Prepared Summer 1997 by Bernadene Magnuson, Ph.D.
University of Idaho, Dept. of Food Science and Toxicology - EXTOXNET FAQ Team.