EUROPEAN UNION (EU)SCHEER Will Develop Scientific Opinion On Aluminum Migration Limits For Toys: The European Commission’s (EC) Scientific Committee on Health, Environmental and Emerging Risks (SCHEER) will develop a scientific opinion on the tolerable intake of aluminum “with regards to adapting the [migration limits for toys].” This measure is in response to the European Food Safety Authority (EFSA) and the Joint Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO)/World Health Organization (WHO) Committee of Food Additives (JECFA) establishing lower tolerable intake levels for aluminum than those used in the Toy Safety Directive.SCHEER has been requested: ■ To review currently available data on the toxicity of aluminum, taking into account the different tolerable intake levels for aluminum established by EFSA in 2008 and JECFA in 2011; and ■ To advise on a tolerable intake level for aluminum based on most recent data that could be used to adapt the migration limits for aluminum in the Toy Safety Directive, taking into account the exposure to aluminum from sources other than toys. SCHEER is expected to provide a preliminary opinion in May 2017 and a final opinion in Autumn 2017. More information is available in the “Request for a scientific opinion on the tolerable intake of [aluminum] with… Read full this story
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