EFSA Safety Evaluation of Long‐Chain Glycolipids from Dacryopinax spathularia

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On June 14, 2021, the European Food Safety Authority scientific opinions on the Food Additives and Flavourings (FAF) provided the “Safety of long‐chain glycolipids from Dacryopinax spathularia” (also called AM‐1) as a food additive preservative in beverages.

The scope of the assessment on AM-1 is highlighted as follows:

  • A purified mixture of long‐chain glycolipid congeners obtained by fermentation of the edible non‐genetically modified fungus Dacryopinax spathularia.
  • Low oral bioavailability and toxicology data do not demonstrate any adverse effects of the proposed food additive.
  • Based on the data study, an ADI of 10 mg/kg bw per day based on a range of no-observed-adverse-effect between 1,000 and 1,423 mg/kg bw per day (the highest doses tested) tested on rats.
  • At the proposed maximum use levels, the exposure estimates ranged at the mean from 0.01 to 1.07 mg/kg bw per day and at the p95 from 0 to 3.1 mg/kg mg/kg bw per day.
  • The highest estimate of exposure of 3.1 mg/kg bw per day (in toddlers) is within the established ADI of 10 mg/kg bw per day

EFSA concluded that the exposure to long‐chain glycolipids from Dacryopinax spathularia does not raise a safety concern.

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