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GRN No. 312

Synthetic dihydrocapsiate

Intended Use: Ingredient in a variety of food categories to provide three miligrams (mg) per serving (bars breakfast and meal replacement; beverage concentrates (as powder) (low calorie); beverages soft drinks (sugar free); chewing gum (sugarless); cookies (low fat, fat free); creamer; energy drinks; frozen desserts (ice pops, fruit bars); frozen desserts (dairy); fruit-ades, drinks, and powders (low calorie); fruit juice (fresh orange juice); gelatin/pudding (low calorie); hard candy (dietetic); liquid coffee; crackers (low fat and fat free); meal replacement beverages; non-carbonated water (low calorie); nutritional meal (e.g., Ensure); oatmeal - instant (low sugar); protein based meat alternative (from vegetable and/or dairy); ready-to-eat meals - frozen diet (excludes meat, poultry, seafood); ready-to-eat meals - soup; ready-to-eat cereals (cold); salad dressings (low calorie); snack foods (low calorie) - popcorn (low fat, fat free, low sodium) or rice cake (puffed, cracker-type); sweeteners (low calorie); tea, liquid (low sugar or sugar free); vegetable juice; yogurt fruit (low fat and fat free); yogurt chocolate, vanilla, plain (low fat and fat free)), with the exception of chewing gum which would be at a level of ten mg per serving
Basis: Scientific procedures
Notifier: Ajinomoto USA, Inc.
Notifier Address: 1120 Connecticut Ave., Suite 1010
Washington, DC 20036
Date of filing: Jan 5, 2010
GRAS Notice (releasable information): GRN 312 (in PDF)
Date of closure: Jun 6, 2010
FDA's Letter: FDA has no questions