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GRN No. 127

Spirulina, the dried biomass of Arthrospira platensis

Intended Use: Ingredient in foods such as bars, powdered nutritional drink mixes, popcorn, and as a condiment in salads and pasta, at levels ranging from 0.5 to 3 grams per serving size
Basis: Scientific procedures
Notifier: Cyanotech Corporation and Earthrise Nutritionals, Inc.
Notifier Address: 73-4460 Queen Kaahumanu Hwy, #102, Kailua-Kona HI 96740;
Earthrise Nutritionals, Inc.; 424 Payran Street, Petaluma, CA 94952
Date of filing: Apr 10, 2003
GRAS Notice (releasable information): GRN 127 (in PDF)
Date of closure: Oct 6, 2003
FDA's Letter: FDA has no questions; some uses may require a color additive listing
Notes: Some uses may require a color additive listing