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Natural Flavor

Natural Flavor
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Overall Natural Flavor is of lower concern in food.

The overall ingredient concern is determined by using a weight of evidence evaluation of the known safety or hazards. In calculating an overall ingredient score multiple findings of low concern may lead to an overall moderate concern rating, or multiple moderate concerns may lead to a high concern rating. For more details read EWG's ingredient concern methodology.

Specific concerns for Natural Flavor

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The U.S. Food and Drug Administration does not require specific flavor ingredient labeling.
 
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U.S. Food and Drug Administration. 2014. Code of Federal Regulations Title 21.
A review reports that artificial and natural flavorings are unspecified mixtures of as many as 100 flavoring substances and solvents, emulsifiers, and preservatives.
 
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John B. Hallagan & Richard L. Hall. 2009. Under the conditions of intended use - New developments in the FEMA GRAS program and the safety assessment of flavor ingredients. Food and chemical toxicology : an international journal published for the British Industrial Biological Research Association 47(2), 267-78.
 

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