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Industry Circular

Number: 72-8

Date: April 4, 1972

Department of the Treasury
Internal Revenue Service Alcohol,
Tobacco and Firearms Division
Washington, D.C. 20224

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REVOCATION OF AUTHORIZED USE OF GLYCINE

Proprietors of Distilled Spirits Plants, Manufacturers of Nonbeverage Products, Bonded Wine Cellars, Breweries, and Others Concerned:

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Food and Drug Administration, through statement of policy 121.21 published in the Federal Register for May 13, 1970, rescinded all trade correspondence expressing the opinion that glycine is generally recognized as safe for certain technical effects in food for humans.

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 Davis

Rex D. Davis,

Director Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms Division

 
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