Vanilla, CAS# 121-33-5, is a organic powder manufactured through grinding of dried vanilla, available as White to light pink crystalline powder. Vanilla is widely used as aromas & perfumes. It is widely accepted as safe food additive in many countries.
No significant side effects reported. Skin contact can cause irritation and swelling (inflammation) in specific group of individuals.
Ingestion of Vanilla in large quantity may hurt our health, please follow the guideline of using Vanilla: ADI 0-10 mg/kg body weight as of vanillin
Special groups refer to newborns, children, pregnant and any other applicable vulnerable groups.
There is no evidence that Vanilla could have any negative effects on these vulnerable groups. It should be safe to use Vanilla in food for newborns and pregnant. However, we still recommend consumers to consult professionals before using large quantity of Vanilla for long period in food for newborns or pregnant.
Generally recognized as safe(GRAS) is a FDA designation that a specific substance or ingredient is generally considered safe by experts, and so is exempted from the usual Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act (FFDCA) food additive tolerance requirements. Vanilla is considered safe by FDA according to existing data and granted GRAS status.
No breaking news or public health crises reported about Vanilla reported up to now.
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1. Dynamic modeling of Listeria monocytogenes growth in pasteurized vanilla cream after postprocessing contamination. [J Food Prot. 2008 Sep]
Author: Panagou EZ, Nychas GJ.
2. Survival of Listeria monocytogenes in vanilla-flavored soy and dairy products stored at 8 degrees C. [J Food Prot. 2004 Feb]
Author: Tipparaju S, Ravishankar S, Slade PJ.