Select Committee on GRAS Substances (SCOGS) Opinion: Sodium Hydroxide Gelatinized Starch
Sodium Hydroxide Gelatinized Starch
- SCOGS-Report Number: 115*
- Type Of Conclusion: 5
- ID Code: 977102-48-9
- Year: 1979
- 21 CFR Section:
No information was available to the Select Committee on the biological properties of starch gelatinized with 1 percent sodium hydroxide. The lack of specification of temperature and time of treatment with sodium hydroxide makes it difficult to assess what chemical changes may occur in addition to the physical disruption of the granule structure. Such specifications should be developed.
Based on the foregoing considerations, the Select Committee concludes that:
In view of the deficiency of relevant biological studies and product specifications, the Select Committee has insufficient data upon which to base an evaluation of starch gelatinized with sodium hydroxide when it is used as a food ingredient.