On which sources does Yuka base its analysis of food additives?

Ophélia Bierschwale Updated by Ophélia Bierschwale

Our standards for analyzing additives are based on the lastest scientific principles. We take into account:

  • Collective assessment reports from: EFSA (European Food Safety Authority), ANSES (National Agency for Food, Environmental and Occupational Health Safety) and IARC (International Agency for Research on Cancer).
  • Independent scientific studies.

Depending on the various ingredients existing in each of the additives, each one is assigned a risk level: no risk (green dot), limited risk (yellow dot), moderate risk (orange dot) and high risk (red dot).

The description of the potential risk associated with each additive, as well as the corresponding scientific sources, will very soon be posted in the application.

In general, Yuka applies a precautionary approach and alerts you to the presence of controversial additives, even if the risk is only suspected and not proven.

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