Assessment of Estimated Daily Intake of Sorbic Acid and Benzoic Acid in the Korean Population
한국인의 소르빈산 및 안식향산 섭취수준 평가

Kyung-Hyun Lee, Ae-Young Kim, Sung-Hee Choi, Ho-Soo Lim, Jae-Chun Choi, Mi-Hye Kim, So-Hee Kim, Sang-Do Ha
2013 Journal of Food Hygiene and Safety  
In this study, sorbic acids and benzoic acids frequently used in foods retailed in Korea were monitored and their estimated daily intakes were assessed for a purpose to ensure food additives safety management. The estimated daily intakes were calculated by categorizing the assessment items into the national average, by gender, by age and the high intake (95 th ) groups based on concentrations of preservatives in foods as well as national health and nutrition survey data. The calculations were
more » ... calculations were then compared with the ADI of the JECFA and the possibility of risk to be imposed on the people was examined. The results indicated that the estimated daily average intakes of preservatives were 221.60 µg/kg·bw/day of sorbic acids and 27.30 µg/kg·bw/day of benzoic acids. Compared to the ADI, the intake levels were 0.89 and 0.55% respectively, which were in a safe range. The estimated daily intakes of sorbic acids and benzoic acids in the high intake group (95 th ) were 1140.27 µg/kg·bw/day and 194.95 µg/kg·bw/day, which were 4.56% and 3.90% of the ADI (%) respectively, indicating that the intake levels of sorbic acids and benzoic acids in the high intake group were within a safe range. As for gender difference, the amount of benzoic acids intake was slightly larger in men than in women. However, gender differences were not observed in terms of the intake of sorbic acids. In terms of the levels of intake by age, the rates were found to be in the range of 0.52-2.10% for sorbic acids and 0.15-1.23% for benzoic acids. Therefore, the levels of sorbic acids and benzoic acids intakes were found not to exceed the ADI in all groups, and thus were within the safe ranges.
doi:10.13103/jfhs.2013.28.4.293 fatcat:fgyk3x6we5dnnnu3wlrfvmwcuy