Food Safety: Vanilla-like, from the Butt of Beavers

A flavorant from the butt of beavers underwent a safety assessment: “Safety Assessment of Castoreum Extract as a Food Ingredient,” Ge0rge A. Burdock [pictured here], International Journal of Toxicology, vol. 26, no. 1, 2007, pp. 51-55. The author, of the Burdock Group, Washington, DC, explains: “Castoreum extract (CAS NO. 8023–83–4; FEMA NO. 2261) is a […]