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Database of Select Committee on GRAS Substances (SCOGS) Reviews

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Fish oil, hydrogenated (packaging)

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Report No.:  66
Type of Conclusion:  1
ID Code:  8016-13-5
Year:  1975
CFR Section:  186.1551
SCOGS Opinion:  On the basis of the evidence reviewed, the amount of hydrogenated fish oil migrating to food from cotton and cotton fabrics used in dry food packaging, or form paper and paperboard packaging used with dry, aqueous, and fatty acids, is not great enough to be harmful to humans. Even a moderate amount of partially hydrogenated fish oil in the diet would have no adverse health effects if adequate sources of essential fatty acids and vitamin E were present and the manufacturing and handling practices were satisfactory. In view of the foregoing, the Select Committee concludes that: There is no evidence in the available informartion on hydrogenated fish oil that demonstrates, or suggests reasonable grounds to suspect, a hazard to the public when it is used in food packaging materials as now practiced or as it might be expected to be used for such purposes in the future.