USA: Functional food ingredient given GRAS approval
GTC Nutrition Company announced today that its NutraFlora short chain fructooligosaccharide product has been recognized as GRAS (generally recognized as safe) by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) Office of Premarket Approval. The FDA stated that it had no questions regarding GTC Nutrition's conclusion that NutraFlora is safe in foods as outlined in a petition submitted to FDA. NutraFlora has been recognized as GRAS for use in a wide variety of foods, including baby foods, bars, beverages, biscuits, cakes, confectionery, cookies, crackers, milk products, ice cream, jams and jellies, muffins, cereals, sorbets, sherbets, soups, and yoghurts. NutraFlora is the only GRAS recognized fructooligosaccharide available.
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