Food Partner Network News On March 31, the Ministry of Food and Drug Safety (MFDS) of Korea announced that the Korea Food and Drug Safety Evaluation Institute reported human allergies using animals (rats, etc.) and cells The reacted natural pigment shellac red was subjected to a toxicity test, and the results showed that no abnormality was observed.
Shellac red is a natural coloring used to show red on various foods such as ham, sausage, and beverages. Due to the lack of scientific basis for safety, it was carried out from May 2018 to November 2019. Years of toxicity test (single, repeated, genetic, immune toxicity test).
No toxicity was observed at the highest dose of 500 mg/kg bw of repeated injections for 90 days, and the genotoxicity was confirmed as negative. In the antigenic test to evaluate allergic reactions, there was no abnormality up to the dose of 4 mg/kg bw. reaction.