REVOCATION OF AUTHORIZED USE OF GLYCINE
Proprietors of Distilled Spirits Plants,
Manufacturers of Nonbeverage Products,
Bonded Wine Cellars, Breweries, and
This circular is issued to inform you that the Food and Drug Administration,
through statement of policy 121.21 published in the Federal Register for
May 13, 1970, rescinded all trade correspondence expressing the opinion that
glycine is generally recognized as safe for certain technical effects in food
The Commissioner of Food and Drugs allowed 180 days for manufacturers
to reformulate such food products either to eliminate added glycine and its
salts or to bring the products into compliance with an authorizing food
additive regulation. No petitions were received requesting establishment
of a regulation to provide for the use of glycine as an adjunct in distilled
spirits, beer or wine.
In view of the above, formulas on Form 27-B Supplemental, Form 698
Supplemental, or Form 1678, and other requests calling for the use of glycine
will not be approved by the Director, Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms Division.
Existing approved formulas on Form 27-B Supplemental, Form 698 Supplemental
or Form 1698, which provide for the use of glycine should be amended, either
by a new formula or by a rider to delete or bring this ingredient and
substances containing this ingredient into conformity with Food and Drug
additive regulations. The provisions of Revenue Ruling 57-321 and 26 CFR
240.1051 will be amended to delete the authorized use of glycine.
Inquiries regarding this circular should refer to its number and be
addressed to the Director, Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms Division (CP:AT:RI),
Internal Revenue Service, Washington, D. C. 20224.
Rex D. Davis,
Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms Division