Safety Assessment of Castoreum Extract as a Food Ingredient

  title={Safety Assessment of Castoreum Extract as a Food Ingredient},
  author={George A. Burdock},
  journal={International Journal of Toxicology},
  pages={51 - 55}
  • G. Burdock
  • Published 1 January 2007
  • Medicine, Biology
  • International Journal of Toxicology
Castoreum extract (CAS NO. 8023–83–4; FEMA NO. 2261) is a natural product prepared by direct hot-alcohol extraction of castoreum, the dried and macerated castor sac scent glands (and their secretions) from the male or female beaver. It has been used extensively in perfumery and has been added to food as a flavor ingredient for at least 80 years. Both the Flavor and Extract Manufacturers Association (FEMA) and the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) regard castoreum extract as generally… 

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