- University of Leeds, CAS/ LIBA
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This survey has four key tasks:
- Prepare a list of cinnamon-containing foods by checking food labels and discussions with manufacturers and/or retailers.
- Organise and conduct a food consumption survey to determine the consumption of cinnamon-containing foods by the UK population.
- Identify commonly-consumed foods containing cinnamon from tasks 1&2 and analyse these for coumarin levels.
- Estimate the intake of coumarin by the UK population by combining the level of coumarin in foods with the food consumption data (tasks 2&3).
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Background: Following safety evaluations on coumarin, the European Food Safety Authority (EFSA) set a Tolerable Daily Intake (TDI) of 0.1 milligrams per kilogram bodyweight per day. A TDI is an estimate of the amount of a substance, expressed on a body weight basis that can be ingested over a lifetime without appreciable risk. In addition there are limits set by legislation on the amount of coumarin a variety of flavoured foods and drinks may contain.
This survey will enable the Agency to compare coumarin intake levels to the TDI.
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- Food Standards Agency
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- Bacterial Pathogens