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1501: Benzylated hydrocarbons.

1501(i): Benzyl alcohol
1501(ii): Benzyl acetate
1501(iii): Benzyl benzoate

Origin:
Natural compounds, which constitute part of the flavour and fragrance of many plant species. They are commercially produced by chemical synthesis.

Function & characteristics:
Flavourings and fragrances.

Products:
Many products; these compounds are also used in cosmetics and pharmaceuticals.

Acceptable Daily intake:
Up to 5 mg/kg body weight.

Side effects:
None known when used in foods. Skin problems may occur when used in cosmetics.

Dietary restrictions:
1501 can be used by all religious groups, vegetarians and vegans.



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