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GRN No. 954

Fibrillated cellulose

Intended Use: Intended for use as a rheology modifier, stabilizer, low calorie fat substitute and bulking agent, source of fiber, component to improve food quality (e.g. humectant and texturizer), and processing aid in baked goods and baking mixes (at levels of 0.5-5.0%), puffed snacks (at levels of 2-5%), alcoholic beverages (at levels of 0.3-0.5%), non-alcoholic beverages (at levels of 0.28-1.0%), cheeses (at levels of 0.1-1.25%), confections and frostings (at levels of 0.2-5.0%), salad dressings (at levels of 1.0-3.0%), fruit juices and drinks (at levels of 0.5-2.0%), frozen dairy desserts and mixes (at levels of 0.1-1.0%), gelatins, puddings and fillings (at levels of 1.4-4.8%), gravies and sauces (at levels of 0.25-1.3%), milk and milk products (at levels of 0.25-0.7%)(all calculated as a weight/weight percentage). Additionally, it is intended for use as a protective coating for fresh fruits and vegetables at levels up to 10 g per square meter of produce.
Basis: Scientific procedures
Notifier: Vireo Advisors, LLC
Notifier Address: 111 Perkins St, # 223
Boston, Massachusetts 02130
GRAS Notice (releasable information): GRN 954 with amendments (in PDF) (2.6 MB)
Date of closure: Jun 10, 2021
FDA's Letter: At the notifier's request, FDA ceased to evaluate this notice (in PDF) (111 kB)