Safety assessment

Tara gum is approved as a food additive

The Joint Expert Committee on Food Additives (JECFA) of the Food and Agriculture Organisation (FAO) and the World Health Organisation (WHO) has evaluated the safety of tara gum in 1986 and allocated an Acceptable Daily Intake (ADI) of “not specified”.

This term is used when the toxicological, clinical and biochemical data support the conclusion that the total intake of that substance has no risk to the health, due to its natural presence and / or its use in accordance with the requirements of Good Manufacturing Practices (GMP) at best level necessary to achieve the desired technological effect, there is no risk to health.

Tara gum is also approved for use as a food additive in the EU (E417) and Japan.