Austin, Texas-based Applied Food Sciences (AFS) has announced that its patented Potassium Hydrogen Glucarate has achieved GRAS (generally recognised as safe) status. Potassium Hydrogen Glucarate (PHG), which is sold in bulk by AFS under the brand name Preventium®, received GRAS status following the recommendation guidelines published by the FDA, and AFS said that the status will allow for expanded applications in the conventional food and beverage markets.