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170.50 Glycine (aminoacetic acid) in food for human consumption.

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[Code of Federal Regulations]
[Title 21, Volume 3]
[Revised as of April 1, 2006]
From the U.S. Government Printing Office via GPO Access
[CITE: 21CFR170.50]

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                        TITLE 21--FOOD AND DRUGS
 
CHAPTER I--FOOD AND DRUG ADMINISTRATION, DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN 
                          SERVICES (CONTINUED)
 
PART 170_FOOD ADDITIVES--Table of Contents
 
         Subpart C_Specific Administrative Rulings and Decisions
 
Sec.  170.50  Glycine (aminoacetic acid) in food for human consumption.

    (a) Heretofore, the Food and Drug Administration has expressed the 
opinion in trade correspondence that glycine is generally recognized as 
safe for certain technical effects in human food when used in accordance 
with good manufacturing practice; however:
    (1) Reports in scientific literature indicate that adverse effects 
were found in cases where high levels of glycine

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were administered in diets of experimental animals.
    (2) Current usage information indicates that the daily dietary 
intake of glycine by humans may be substantially increasing due to 
changing use patterns in food technology.

Therefore, the Food and Drug Administration no longer regards glycine 
and its salts as generally recognized as safe for use in human food and 
all outstanding letters expressing sanction for such use are rescinded.
    (b) The Commissioner of Food and Drugs concludes that by May 8, 
1971, manufacturers:
    (1) Shall reformulate food products for human use to eliminate added 
glycine and its salts; or
    (2) Shall bring such products into compliance with an authorizing 
food additive regulation. A food additive petition supported by toxicity 
data is required to show that any proposed level of glycine or its salts 
added to foods for human consumption will be safe.
    (c) The status of glycine as generally recognized as safe for use in 
animal feed, as prescribed in Sec.  582.5049 of this chapter, remains 
unchanged because the additive is considered an essential nutrient in 
certain animal feeds and is safe for such use under conditions of good 
feeding practice.





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Source: U.S. Code of Federal Regulations - CFR Title 21, Part 170, Section 50


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