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Survey on the Consumption of Cinnamon-Containing Foods and Drinks


<p>This survey has four key tasks:</p>

<li>Prepare a list of cinnamon-containing foods by checking food labels and discussions with manufacturers and/or retailers.</li>
<li>Organise and conduct a food consumption survey to determine the consumption of cinnamon-containing foods by the UK population.</li>
<li>Identify commonly-consumed foods containing cinnamon from tasks 1&amp;2 and analyse these for coumarin levels.</li>
<li>Estimate the intake of coumarin by the UK population by combining the level of coumarin in foods with the food consumption data (tasks 2&amp;3).</li>

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<p>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.</p>

<p>This survey will enable the Agency to compare coumarin intake levels to the TDI. </p>

University of Leeds, CAS/ LIBA
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