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Dietary exposure estimates for the food preservatives benzoic acid and sorbic acid in the total diet in Taiwan



Dietary exposure estimates for the food preservatives benzoic acid and sorbic acid in the total diet in Taiwan



Journal of Agricultural and Food Chemistry 63(7): 2074-2082



The purpose was to assess the health risk to general consumers in Taiwan associated with dietary intake of benzoic acid and sorbic acid by conducting a total diet study (TDS). The hazard index (HI) in percent acceptable daily intake (%ADI) of benzoic acid and sorbic acid for eight exposure groups classified by age were calculated. In high-intake consumers, the highest HI of benzoic acid was 54.1%ADI for males aged 1-2 years old at the 95th percentile, whereas for females, the HI was 61.7%ADI for aged over 66 years old. The highest HI of sorbic acid for male and female consumers aged 3-6 years old at the 95th percentile were 14.0%ADI and 12.2%ADI, respectively. These results indicate that the use of benzoic acid and sorbic acid as preservatives at the current level of use in the Taiwanese diet does not constitute a public health and safety concern.

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PMID: 25633072

DOI: 10.1021/jf503987y


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