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Table 2 Evaluation of aluminium and aluminium compound intake from foodstuffs

From: Aluminium content of selected foods and food products

International Body    Evaluation
JECFA 1970 Aluminium silicate
Sodium aluminium silicate
  No limit
JECFA 1978 Aluminium (metal) for surface colouring   Not considered to present a hazard
JECFA 1982 Sodium aluminium phosphate (acidic and basic) Preliminary ADI value 0 to 0.6 mg Al/kg/bw/day
JECFA 1986/87 Aluminium salts (additives) Preliminary ADI value 0 to 0.6 mg Al/kg/bw/day
JECFA 1986/87 Calcium aluminium silicate ADI (group ADI for SiO2 and silicates) Not specified
JECFA 1989 Aluminium
(foodstuffs incl. additives)
  PTWI 0 to 7 mg Al/kg/bw/week
SCF 1990 Aluminium
(all sources)
  PTWI 0 to 7 mg Al/kg/bw/week
JECFA 2007 Aluminium
(all sources)
  PTWI 1 mg Al/kg/bw/week
SCF 2008 Aluminium
(all sources)
  PTWI 1 mg Al/kg/bw/week
  1. JECFA, Joint FAO/WHO Expert Committee on Food Additives [25]; ADI, acceptable daily intake, PTWI, provisional tolerable weekly intake; SCF, Scientific Committee for Food of the European Communities [24].