Safety assessment and risk-benefit analysis of the use of azodicarbonamide in baby food jar closure technology: putting trace levels of semicarbazide exposure into perspective--a review.

@article{Nestmann2005SafetyAA,
  title={Safety assessment and risk-benefit analysis of the use of azodicarbonamide in baby food jar closure technology: putting trace levels of semicarbazide exposure into perspective--a review.},
  author={Earle R. Nestmann and Barry S Lynch and Kathy Musa-Veloso and Geoffrey H Goodfellow and Ed Cheng and Lois A Haighton and Valentia Lee-Brotherton},
  journal={Food additives and contaminants},
  year={2005},
  volume={22 9},
  pages={
          875-91
        }
}
The discovery of trace levels of semicarbazide (SEM) in bottled foods (especially baby foods) led to a consideration of the safety of this hydrazine compound by regulatory agencies worldwide. Azodicarbonamide, which is used in the jar-sealing technology known as Press On-Twist Off (or Push-Twist/PT) closures for the formation of a hermetic, plastisol seal, partially degrades with the heat of processing to form trace amounts of SEM. This review has evaluated the potential toxicological risks of… CONTINUE READING
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