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GRN No. 700

Paracoccus carotinifaciens extract containing carotenoids

Intended Use: For use as a source of dietary astaxanthin in baked goods and baking mixes, beverages and beverage bases, energy, sports and isotonic drinks, non-milk based meal replacements, cereals and cereal products, chewing gums, coffee, tea, dairy product analogs, frozen dairy desserts and mixes, hard candy, milk products, processed fruits and fruit juices, and processed vegetables and vegetable juices, and soft candy at levels providing 0.15 milligrams (mg) astaxanthin per serving.
Basis: Scientific procedures
Notifier: JX Nippon Oil & Energy Corporation
Notifier Address: 1-2, Otemachi 1-chrome
Chiyoda-ku, Tokyo 100-8162
GRAS Notice (releasable information): GRN 700 (in PDF) (17.0 MB)
Date of closure: Oct 23, 2017
FDA's Letter: FDA has no questions; some uses may require a color additive listing (in PDF) (99 kB)