Is mannitol safe?
The joint FAO/WHO Expert Committee on Food Additives (JECFA) has decided in its 30th report (1987) not to specify an acceptable daily intake for mannitol. This means that mannitol is safe. This decision was based on a complete biotoxicological file. In Europe, the Scientific Committee for Food (SCF) has followed JECFA’s decision in 1989 regarding the acceptable daily intake.