Safety Facts and Side Effects About Modified Starch

Modified Starch, CAS# 65996-63-6, is a group of starch derivatives manufactured through chemical synthesis, available as white powder. Modified Starch is widely used as thickening agent, stabilizer or emulsifier. It is affirmed by US FDA as GRAS(generally recognized as safe) and widely accepted as safe food additive in many countries with E number E1401.

Is there some safety and/or health risk about Modified Starch that consumers need to know? Let's check out some basic facts about this ingredient.

GRAS Exemptions: Yes

Generally recognized as safe(GRAS) is a FDA designation that a specific substance or ingredient is generally considered safe by experts, and so is exempted from the usual Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act (FFDCA) food additive tolerance requirements. Modified Starch is perfectly safe for using as food additives.

Suggested Dosage

Ingestion of Modified Starch in large quantity may hurt our health, please follow the guideline of using Modified Starch: ADI 0-0.5 mg/kg bw

Special Groups Precaution

Special groups refer to newborns, children, pregnant and any other applicable vulnerable groups.
There is no evidence that Modified Starch could have any negative effects on these vulnerable groups. It should be safe to use Modified Starch in food for newborns and pregnant. However, we still recommend consumers to consult professionals before using large quantity of Modified Starch for long period in food for newborns or pregnant.

General Side Effects

No significant side effects reported.

Reported Health Issues

No health issues about Modified Starch reported up to now.

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Modified Starch one of the popular food additives and ingredients in most countries, As a professional Modified Starch suppliers, Foodchem International Corporation has been supplying and exporting Modified Starch from China for almost 10 years,This application file is based on limited review of Foodchem International Corporation. Feel free to contact us if you have any questions about Modified Starch or want to report new applications of Modified Starch to us.please feel free to send emails to us , we will reply you within 1 working day.