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GRN No. 331

Algal oil (Chlorella protothecoides)

Intended Use: Substitute for vegetable oils in baked goods and baking mixes, beverages and beverage bases, confections and frostings, frozen dairy desserts and mixes, gelatins, pudding, and fillings, grain products and pastas, milk products, nut and nut products, processed fruit and fruit juices, snack foods, soft candy, soups and soup mixes, and sweet sauces, toppings, and syrups. Use levels range from 1.8 percent to 26 percent, depending on the intended technical effect in the food, with the exception of frying, cooking, and specialty oils where use levels will be 100 percent
Basis: Scientific procedures
Notifier: Solazyme, Inc.
Notifier Address: 561 Eccles Avenue South
San Francisco, CA 94080
Date of filing: Mar 31, 2010
GRAS Notice (releasable information): GRN 331 (in PDF)
Date of closure: Jun 1, 2010
FDA's Letter: At notifier's request, FDA ceased to evaluate the notice