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GRN No. 79

Substance: Alpha-amylase derived from Bacillus licheniformis carrying a gene encoding a modified alpha-amylase from Bacillus licheniformis
Intended Use: Use as a processing aid for the liquefaction of starch in the production of syrups and for the thinning of starch in distilling mashes in the production of alcohol. The alpha-amylase enzyme preparation is used at minimum levels necessary to achieve the intended effects. The recommended use level for the alpha-amylase enzyme preparation is 0.35 kilogram per ton of starch.
Basis: Scientific procedures
Notifier: Novozymes North America Inc.
77 Perry Chapel Church Rd., Box 576, Franklinton, NC 27525
Date of filing: Jul 3, 2001
GRAS Notice (releasable information): 79
Date of closure / FDA's Letter: Dec 19, 2001
FDA has no questions
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