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GRN No. 394

Dried biomass of Arthrospira platensis, also known as Spirulina platensis (Spirulina)

Intended Use: As an ingredient in beverages and beverage bases, breakfast cereals, fresh fruits and fruit juices, frozen dairy desserts and mixes, grain products and pastas, milk products, plant protein products, processed fruits and fruit juices, processed vegetables and vegetable juices, snack foods, soft candy, and soups and soup mixes at a level of 0.5 to 3 grams spirulina per serving
Basis: Scientific procedures
Notifier: RFI, Inc.
Notifier Address: 300 Corporate Drive, Suite 14
Blauvelt, NY 10913
Date of filing: Jul 29, 2011
GRAS Notice (releasable information): GRN 394 (in PDF)
Date of closure: Jun 4, 2012
FDA's Letter: FDA has no questions; some uses may require a color additive listing (additional correspondence available)
Additional correspondence: Dec 27, 2012
Additional correspondence about intended use
Notes: Some uses may require a color additive listing