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EC number: 250-705-4
CAS number: 31566-31-1
MLCT-Oil (containing approximately 12% MCFA) manufactured via
transesterification from LCT (from vegetable oils such as rapeseed oil)
and MCT (from coconut and/or palm kernel oil) to produce a novel food
product, was granted “Food for Specified Health Use” (FOSHU) status by
the Ministry of Health, Labor, and Welfare inon December 6, 2002. FOSHU
is defined as a food that has beneficial, effective ingredients added to
help in the maintenance of a healthy body condition. The standards for
such foods include criteria stating that the food should be expected to
improve one’s diet, as well as the maintenance and or enhancement of
health. In addition, the food (or its constituents) should be safe to
eat, with no significant loss in its nutritive constituents, in
comparison with those normally contained in similar foods or food
ingredients. MLCT-Oil is sold in as a cooking oil, with the total sales
since it was launched in 2003 at approximately $300 million dollars.
Estimated Daily Intake
Key to any food safety risk assessment process is an understanding
of the anticipated consumption of the food ingredient(s) in question as
an index of consumer exposure at the proposed use level(s) for the
ingredient(s). MLCT-Oil is an edible vegetable oil that is equivalent in
quality, physical properties, flavor, and taste, to common vegetable
oils. As such, MLCT-Oil is intended for use as a substitute of edible
vegetable oils consumed in thepopulation, and not to increase the
overall consumption of edible vegetable oils. MLCT-Oil will be added to
the foods, and the weighted mean and 90thpercentile
consumption of MLCT-Oil is calculated at 11.4 and 30.9 g/day,
respectively (approximately equivalent to 183.4 and 459.9 mg/kg/day,
respectively, based on the weights of the sample population queried for
this consumption analysis). The fatty acid composition of edible cooking
oils consumed in thepopulation is equivalent to that found in MLCT-Oil;
therefore, the dietary fatty acid consumption does not change with
ingestion of MLCT-Oil.
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