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GRN No. 997

Chitosan and beta-1,3-glucans from white button mushrooms (Agaricus bisporus)

Intended Use: Intended for use as an antimicrobial at levels ranging from 0.015 g to 0.15 g per 100 g of food in baked goods and mixes, alcoholic cocktail drinks, sports drinks, soft drinks, flavored waters, ready-to-drink coffee and tea, cheeses, imitation cheese, yogurt, condiments and relishes, confections and frostings, bars (meal replacement, snack), pastas, gravies and sauces, jams and jellies, processed fruit and fruit juices, vegetable juices and purees, soups, dressings and spreads, puddings and fillings, sugar substitutes, meat analogs, and sweet sauces, syrups and toppings.
Basis: Scientific procedures
Notifier: Chinova Bioworks Inc.
Notifier Address: 50 Crowther Lane, Suite 100
Fredericton, New Brunswick E3C 0J1
GRAS Notice (releasable information): GRN 997 (in PDF) (4.5 MB)
  Part 2: GRN 997 amendments (in PDF) (2.4 MB)
Date of closure: Feb 28, 2022
FDA's Letter: FDA has no questions (in PDF) (140 kB)