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E 1404: Oxidised starch

Prepared by treating starch with hypochlorite. The starch is partially degraded and oxidised.

Function & characteristics:
Thickening agent and stabiliser

Many food products, pharmaceuticals

Acceptable Daily Intake:
None determined

Side effects:
None known by normal use. High concentrations cause diarrhoea and kidney defects in animals.

Dietary restrictions:
None, modified starches can be used by all religious groups, vegans and vegetarians.


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