Eastman introduces new food/feed grade butyric acid
Eastman Chemical Company introduces the commercial availability of its new butyric acid, food/feed grade product.
Manufactured and handled according to current Good Manufacturing Practices (cGMP), Butyric Acid, Food/Feed grade will be produced at Eastman
's global headquarters in Kingsport, Tennessee, USA.
In addition to following cGMP guidelines, the product will also be managed under a Hazard Analysis Critical Control Point (HACCP) plan to ensure food and animal feed safety requirements.
For use as a flavouring agent in food and animal feeds, the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) lists butyric acid as generally recognized as safe (GRAS).
Similarly, the governing bodies in the European Community recognize Eastman Butyric Acid, Food/Feed grade for use as a flavouring agent in foodstuffs and animal feeds.
"Today, more than ever there are increasing concerns around the safety of raw materials being used for consumption by either humans or livestock," says Jared White, global business manager for organic intermediates, Eastman.
"We recognize the needs of the industry and are pleased that we can offer a product that helps to address those concerns."
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