Uses: Bleached Starch is used as a thickener, vegetable gum which may be bleached withsulphur dioxideor hydrogen peroxide(some of a choice), which is dangerous to asthmatics. Used in baby food, jelly type sweets, wine gums, batter mixes - wide range of foods.
Although 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.
Further testing required. Use with caution
Description: Bleached Starch is prepared by treating starch or starch granules with bleaching agents. 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)