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Titanium dioxide: E171 no longer considered safe when used as a food additive !
EFSA has updated its safety assessment of the food additive titanium dioxide (E 171), following a by the European Commission in March 2020. The updated evaluation revises the outcome of EFSA’s previous assessment published in 2016, which highlighted the need for more research to fill data gaps. Prof Maged Younes, Chair of EFSA’s expert Panel on Food Additives and Flavourings (FAF), said: “Taking into account all available scientific studies and data, the Panel concluded that titanium dioxide can no longer be considered safe as a food additive. A critical element in reaching this conclusion is that we could not exclude genotoxicity concerns after consumption of titanium dioxide particles. After oral ingestion, the absorption of titanium dioxide particles is low, however they can accumulate in the body”. The assessment was conducted following a rigorous methodology and taking into consideration many thousands of studies that have become available since EFSA’s previous assessment in 2016, including new scientific evidence and data on nanoparticles. Our scientific experts applied for the first time the 2018 EFSA Scientific Committee Guidance on Nanotechnology to the safety assessment of food additives. Titanium dioxide E 171 contains at most 50% of particles in the nano range (i.e. less than 100 nanometres) to which consumers may be exposed. READING CONTINUES ON LINK BELOW.. Genotoxicity Assessment Genotoxicity refers to the ability of a chemical substance to damage DNA, the genetic material of cells. As genotoxicity may lead to carcinogenic effects, it is essential to assess the potential genotoxic effect of a substance to conclude on its safety. Prof Matthew Wright, both a member of the FAF Panel and chair of EFSA’s working group on E 171, said: “Although
Venator loss deepens YOY on volumes, utilization !!
November 06/2020 MOSCOW (MRC) -- Venator (Wynard, UK) reports a third-quarter net loss of USD42 mill...ion, down from a loss of USD19 million in the year-ago quarter on lower volumes and utilization. Revenue totaled USD474 million, down 10% year-over-year (YOY) from USD526 million, said Chemweek. Adjusted earnings per share came to a 17-cent loss, down from profit of 8 cents in the year-ago period and short of the average analyst estimate of a 12-cent loss as compiled by Refinitiv (New York). "I am pleased by the gradual recovery in demand for most of our products,” says Simon Turner, president and CEO. “We saw broad improvement in sales volumes resulting in an increase of 3% compared to the second quarter, notwithstanding a seasonally weaker third quarter and the impact of Hurricane Laura on our TiO2 [titanium dioxide] joint venture facility in Louisiana. Notably, our color pigments and timber treatment businesses continue to demonstrate resilience during the current challenging macro-economic environment." Venator reported revenue of USD456 million for the second quarter and a net loss of USD19 million. TiO2 volumes increased 2% sequentially. "We continue to optimize our controllable cost structure and by year end will have completed the actions necessary to deliver the full benefits of our 2019 business improvement program," says Turner. "In addition, we implemented non-recurring COVID-19 related cost saving initiatives of approximately $30 million in 2020. We have also identified cost saving and operational improvements from which we expect to deliver annual savings greater than USD55 million in 2022 compared to 2019." The titanium dioxide segment turned in sales of USD... (REDAING CONTINUES ON LINK BELOW)
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