The Panel of Food Additives and Nutrient Sources added to Food, a branch of the European Food Safety Authority (EFSA), has conducted a reassessment on the effects of acacia gum used in food products and reportedly found 30,000 milligrams per person per day to be well-­tolerated. The scientific opinion apparently found no carcinogenic or other adverse effects of acacia gum, which is “unlikely to be absorbed intact and is slightly fermented by intestinal microbiota,” at the refined exposure assessment for the reported uses of the ingredient as a food additive.


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