Agency Response Letter GRAS Notice No. GRN 000059

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Office of Food Additive Safety

September 28, 2001

Rani M. Thomas
Grain Processing Corporation
1600 Oregon Street
Muscatine, IA 52761

Re: GRAS Notice No. GRN 000059

Dear Ms. Thomas:

The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is responding to the notice, dated September 11, 2000, that Grain Processing Corporation (GPC) and SPI Polyols, Inc. (SPI) jointly submitted in accordance with the agency's proposed regulation, proposed 21 CFR 170.36 (62 FR 18938; April 17, 1997; Substances Generally Recognized as Safe (GRAS)). FDA received the notice on October 4, 2001 and designated it as GRAS Notice No. GRN 000059.

The subject of the notice is hydrogenated starch hydrolysate (HSH). The notice informs FDA of the view of GPC and SPI (GPC/SPI) that HSH is GRAS, through scientific procedures, for use as a flavoring agent and adjuvant, formulation aid, humectant, processing aid, stabilizer and thickener, surface-finishing agent and texturizer in hard candy, soft candy, chewing gum, bakery products and ice cream.

In a letter dated September 14, 2001, you asked that FDA cease to evaluate your notice. Given your request, we ceased to evaluate your GRAS notice, effective September 24, 2001, the date that we received your letter.

In accordance with proposed 21 CFR 170.36(f), a copy of the text of this letter, as well as a copy of the information in your notice that conforms to the information in proposed 21 CFR 170.36(c)(1), is available for public review and copying on the homepage of the Office of Food Additive Safety (on the Internet at

Linda S. Kahl, Ph.D.
Division of Biotech and GRAS Notice Review
Office of Food Additive Safety
Center for Food Safety and Applied Nutrition

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