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Database of Select Committee on GRAS Substances (SCOGS) Reviews

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Potassium glycerophosphate

 
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Report No.:  74
 
Type of Conclusion:  1
 
ID Code:  1319-70-6
 
Year:  1976
 
CFR Section:  There is no CFR citation.
 
SCOGS Opinion:  The glycerophosphate salts that are considered to be GRAS could provide absorbable sources of glycerol, phosphate, and their respective cations. However, glycerophosphates are not now widely used in foods. The Select Committee believes that the level of consumer exposure is very low and that use under limitations as a nutrient or dietary supplement will nor present a hazard to the public. In previous evaluations of glycerol and certain phosphates no evidence was found of a hazard to the public from the hydrolysis products of the glycerophosphates. In light of the information reviewed and reported herein, the Select Committee concludes that: There is no evidence in the available information on calcium glycerophosphate, potassium glycerophosphate and manganese glycerophosphate that demonstrates or suggests reasonable grounds to suspect a hazars to the public when they are used as nutrient supplements or as they might reasonably be expected to be so used in the future. There is no evidence in the available information on calcium glycerophosphate and magnesium glycerophosphate that demonstrates or suggests reasonable grounds to suspect a hazard to the public when they are used in food packaging materials as now practiced or as they might be expected to be used for such purposes in the future. .
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