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GRN No. 673

Algal fat derived from Prototheca moriformis (S7737)

Intended Use: Intended for use as a replacement for stearic acid-containing dietary fats or oils in a variety of conventional food groups (margarines and margarine-like spreads, butter-like spreads, vegetable shortenings, nut spreads, milk products, non-dairy products, baked goods, chocolate-based sauces and syrups, baked desserts, cookies and frozen dairy desserts) that contain fats that are solid at room temperature.
Basis: Scientific procedures
Notifier: TerraVia Holdings (Previously Solazyme, Inc.)
Notifier Address: 225 Gateway Blvd, South San Francisco, CA 94080
Date of filing: Oct 13, 2016
GRAS Notice (releasable information): GRN 673 (in pdf) (15 MB)
Date of closure: Mar 27, 2017
FDA's Letter: FDA has no questions (in PDF) (76 kB)