Vanillin Side Effects

by James H. food additives professional

Vanillin, CAS# 121-33-5, is a organic compound manufactured through plant extraction, available as white powder. Vanillin is widely used as aromas & perfumes. It is widely accepted as safe food additive in many countries.

General Side Effects

Using of vanillin in large quantity(over 30g a time) could lead to headache, nausea, vomiting, difficulty breathing, and even kidney damage.

Suggested Dosage

Ingestion of Vanillin in large quantity may hurt our health, please follow the guideline of using Vanillin: ADI 0-10 mg/kg body weight
* ADI: Acceptable Daily Intake
* MTDI: maximum tolerable daily intake
* Data source: JECFA Database of WHO

Special Groups Precaution

Special groups refer to newborns, children, pregnant and any other applicable vulnerable groups.
There is no evidence that Vanillin could have any negative effects on these vulnerable groups. It should be safe to use Vanillin in food for newborns and pregnant. However, we still recommend consumers to consult professionals before using large quantity of Vanillin for long period in food for newborns or pregnant.

GRAS Affirmation: Yes

Generally recognized as safe(GRAS) is a FDA designation that a specific substance or ingredient is generally considered safe by experts, and so is exempted from the usual Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act (FFDCA) food additive tolerance requirements. Vanillin is considered safe by FDA according to existing data and granted GRAS status.

Vanillin in News

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