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- n. Any organophosphorus compound of general formula R2(R'O)P=O
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Further toxicity data on phosphinate were not provided.
A dossier has failed to convince the European Food Safety Authority (EFSA) of the safety of calcium phosphinate in food supplements, after one of its panels conducted a review of the nutrient.
"The present opinion deals only with the safety of calcium phosphinate as a source of calcium and the bioavailability of calcium from this source,"
Calcium phosphinate should be used according to the petitioner as a mineral supplement in a liquid and a solid form for oral administration. "
The Panel concludes that due to the lack of toxicological data on phosphinate, the safety of calcium phosphinate as a source of calcium cannot be assessed. "
The ANS stated: "The petitioner selected sodium phosphinate as reference substance, but only reported data on the acute toxicity in rats and mice.