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EU bans food additives octyl and dodecyl gallate

Toxicological data lacking

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The EU has banned the antioxidants octyl gallate (E 311) and dodecyl gallate (E 312) as there is not enough data to prove safety, despite the Commission asking manufacturers in May 2017 to provide studies to the European Food Safety Authority (EFSA), which was carrying out risk assessments.

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