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Safety of aluminium from dietary intake - Scientific Opinion of the Panel on Food Additives, Flavourings, Processing Aids and Food Contact Materials (AFC)


  • European Food Safety Authority (EFSA)

  • Panel members: F. Aguilar, H. Autrup, S. Barlow, L. Castle, R. Crebelli, W. Dekant, K.-H. Engel, N. Gontard, D. Gott, S. Grilli, R. Gürtler, J.-C. Larsen, C. Leclercq, J.-C. Leblanc, F.-X. Malcata, W. Mennes, M.-R. Milana, I. Pratt, I. Rietjens, P. Tobback, F. Toldrá.
  • Acknowledgement: The European Food Safety Authority wishes to thank the members of the ad hoc Working Group on Aluminium for the preparation of this opinion: Diane Benford, Erminio Giavini, Karolina Hulshof, Ole Ladefoged, John Christian Larsen (WG Chair), Catherine Leclercq, Maria-Rosaria Milana, Iona Pratt. The European Food Safety Authority also wishes to thank the following experts who have provided comments on the sections on chemistry and absorption, distribution and excretion of aluminium: Guy Berthon, Staffan Sjöberg.
  • Adoption date: 22 May 2008
  • Published date: 15 July 2008
  • Question number: EFSA-Q-2006-168, EFSA-Q-2008-254