EFSA Evaluates the Safety of Calcium Fructoborate as a Novel Food

Earlier this month EFSA (European Food Safety Authority) published a scientific assessment of calcium fructoborate as a novel food.  The substance is produced via chemical synthesis and contains a maximum of 2.9% boron, 84.2% fructose and 4.7% calcium.  Calcium fructoborate is intended to be marketed as a supplement targeting the adult population except for pregnant and lactating women.  The maximum recommended level of consumption is 220 mg/day.  There were no toxicological or safety concerns found, so the conclusion was that calcium fructoborate is safe for use under the proposed use and use levels.

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Posted on 10 August 2021