The European Food Safety Authority (EFSA) has announced a change in guidance on the use of phosphates as food additives. The agency’s scientists recommended a group acceptable daily intake of 40 milligrams per kilogram of body weight, or about 2.8 grams for the average 70-kilogram adult. According to the announcement, the existing maximum permitted levels “range from 500 to 20,000 milligrams per kilogram.”

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