Risk assessment of other substances – Curcumin. Opinion of the Panel on Food Additives, Flavourings, Processing Aids, Materials in Contact with Food and Cosmetics of the Norwegian Scientific Committee for Food Safety
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The Norwegian Scientific Committee for Food Safety (Vitenskapskomiteen for mattrygghet, VKM) has, at the request of the Norwegian Food Safety Authority (Mattilsynet, NFSA), assessed the risk of daily intake of 300, 600 and 900 mg of curcumin in food supplements. For the risk characterisation, the value used for comparison with the estimated exposure are the ADI of 3 mg/kg bw per day, based on a multigeneration reproductive toxicity study in rats. VKM concludes that a daily intake of 300, 600 or 900 mg of curcumin in food supplements may represent a risk of adverse health effects in children (10 to <14 years), adolescents (14 to <18 years) and adults (≥18 years).