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GRN No. 176

Plant sterols and plant sterol esters from vegetable oils or sterols/stanols from tall oil

Intended Use: Ingredient in margarines and vegetable oil spreads, dressings for salads, beverages, snack bars, dairy analogs (including soy milk, ice cream and cream substitutes), cheese and cream, baked foods, ready-to-eat breakfast cereals, mayonnaise, pasta and noodles, sauces, salty snacks, processed soups, puddings, yogurt, confections, vegetarian meat analogs at a level up to 0.4 gram (g) sterol equivalents per serving; in fruit/vegetable juices at a level up to 1 g sterol equivalents per serving; and in edible vegetable oils, including diacylglycerol oil as a replacement, at a level up to 4 g/100g sterol equivalents per serving
Basis: Scientific procedures
Notifier: Archer Daniels Midland Company
Notifier Address: 1001 N. Brush College Road, Decatur, IL 62521
Date of filing: Jul 14, 2005
GRAS Notice (releasable information): GRN 176 (in PDF)
Date of closure: Jan 13, 2006
FDA's Letter: FDA has no questions