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Theobroma Cacao (Cocoa) Seed Butter

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SYNONYMS

CACAO BUTTER, CACAO OIL, CACAO SEED BUTTER, COCAO BEAN OIL; COCOA ABSOLUTE; COCOA BEAN EXTRACT; COCOA BEANS ABSOLUTE, COLOURLESS MD; COCOA BEANS, METHANOL EXTRACT; COCOA ESSENCE, DARK; COCOA ESSENCE, WHITE; COCOA OIL; COCOA OIL ABSOLUTE; COCOA, COCOA BUTTER, COCOA SEED BUTTER, OILS, THEOBROMA, THEOBROMA CACAO (CACAO) SEED BUTTER, THEOBROMA CACAO (COCOA) SEED BUTTER, THEOBROMA CACAO BUTTER, THEOBROMA CACAO SEED BUTTER, THEOBROMA OIL, and THEOBROMA OILS

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Cocoa Butter is extracted from the roasted seeds of Theobroma cacao, a tree native to the Americas.

Common concerns

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  • LOW
    Cancer
  • LOW
    Allergies & Immunotoxicity
  • LOW
    Developmental and Reproductive Toxicity
  • LOW
    Use Restrictions

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CONCERN REFERENCE
Risk assessment method deficiencies and data gaps - Maximum reported "as used" concentration is basis of safety assessment by industry safety panel (Cosmetic Ingredient Review, CIR) - implicit safe concentration limit in productCosmetic Ingredient Review Assessments
767 studies in PubMed science library may include information on the toxicity of this chemicalNLM PubMed

Informational

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Industry or government recommendations for safe use: restrictions on concentration, impurities, product types, or manufacturing methods - anyCosmetic Ingredient Review Assessments

Multiple, additive exposure sources

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CONCERN REFERENCE
Designated as safe for general or specific, limited use in foodFDA Food Additive Status

Ecotoxicology

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CONCERN REFERENCE
Not suspected to be an environmental toxinEnvironment Canada Domestic Substance List

Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive)

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CONCERN REFERENCE
Classified as not expected to be potentially toxic or harmfulEnvironment Canada Domestic Substance List
  • CIR (Cosmetic Ingredient Review). 2006. CIR Compendium, containing abstracts, discussions, and conclusions of CIR cosmetic ingredient safety assessments. Washington DC.
  • NLM (National Library of Medicine). 2012. PubMed online scientific bibliography data. http://www.pubmed.gov.
  • FDA (U.S. Food and Drug Administration) 2006. Food Additive Status List. Downloaded from http://www.cfsan.fda.gov/%7Edms/opa-appa.html, Oct 16, 2006.
  • EC (Environment Canada). 2008. Domestic Substances List Categorization. Canadian Environmental Protection Act (CEPA) Environmental Registry.

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