Uses: Acid treated or Modified Starch used as a thickening agent and stabiliser Contained in many food products, pharmaceuticals. They have no major known adverse effects, but because some starches, ie corn can be genetically modified, this raises some cause for concern.
Contact with the manufacturer of the product should be used to ascertain it’s origins.
Use with caution
Description: Alkaline Treated Starch is prepared by treating starch or starch granules with sodium or potassium hydroxide. The starch is partially degraded.
They are prepared by physically, enzymatically, or chemically treating native starch, thereby changing the properties of the starch.
Modified starches are used in practically all starch applications, such as in food products as a thickening agent, stabilizer or emulsifier; in pharmaceuticals as a disintegrant; as binder in coated paper.
They are also used in many other applications. (Wiki)