Genotoxicity assessment of the flavouring agent, perillaldehyde.

  title={Genotoxicity assessment of the flavouring agent, perillaldehyde.},
  author={Cheryl A. Hobbs and Sean V Taylor and Carol Beevers and Melvyn Lloyd and Rachael Bowen and Lucinda Lillford and Robert R. Maronpot and Shim-mo Hayashi},
  journal={Food and chemical toxicology : an international journal published for the British Industrial Biological Research Association},
Perillaldehyde, a natural monocyclic terpenoid found most abundantly in the herb perilla, has a long history of use as a flavouring ingredient to add spiciness and citrus taste to foods. Previously, it was judged to be safe by several international expert panels. To confirm the safety of flavourings placed on the European Union list of flavourings, perillaldehyde was selected by the European Food Safety Authority as a representative of a subgroup of alicyclic aldehyde flavouring substances to… CONTINUE READING
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