Methyl Anthranilate, CAS# 134-20-3, is a ester of anthranilic acid manufactured through chemical synthesis, available as clear to pale yellow liquid. Methyl Anthranilate is widely used as flavour enhancer. It is affirmed by US FDA as GRAS(generally recognized as safe) and widely accepted as safe food additive in many countries.
No significant side effects reported.
Ingestion of Methyl Anthranilate in large quantity may hurt our health, please follow the guideline of using Methyl Anthranilate: ADI 0-1.5 mg/kg bw
Special groups refer to newborns, children, pregnant and any other applicable vulnerable groups.
There is no evidence that Methyl Anthranilate could have any negative effects on these vulnerable groups. It should be safe to use Methyl Anthranilate in food for newborns and pregnant. However, we still recommend consumers to consult professionals before using large quantity of Methyl Anthranilate 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. Methyl Anthranilate is considered safe by FDA according to existing data and granted GRAS status.
No breaking news or public health crises reported about Methyl Anthranilate reported up to now.
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1. Methyl anthranilate and γ-decalactone inhibit strawberry pathogen growth and achene Germination. [J Agric Food Chem. 2013 Dec 26]
Author: Chambers AH, Evans SA, Folta KM.
2. Reducing honey bee defensive responses and social wasp colonization with methyl anthranilate. [J Med Entomol. 2009 Jul]
Author: Pankiw T.
3. Calcium responses of chicken trigeminal ganglion neurons to methyl anthranilate and capsaicin. [J Exp Biol. 2004 Feb]
Author: Kirifides ML, Kurnellas MP, Clark L, Bryant BP.
4. Aversion of the feral pigeon and the house sparrow to pellets and sprouts treated with commercial formulations of methyl anthranilate. [Pest Manag Sci. 2001 Mar]
Author: Moran S.