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Kerry Ingredients and gum arabic

The (FDA) announced on the 17th February that a petition has been filed by Kerry Ingredients to amend current food regulations to extend the use of use of gum arabic as a thickener, emulsifier or stabiliser in the manufacture of cream based alcoholic liquors at a maximum level of use of 20%. The food additive petition was initially filed by Beatrice Foods as a GRAS affirmation. In September 2001, Kerry requested that the FDA change the GRAS affirmation petition to a food additive petition.