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GRN No. 391

Spirulina (Anthrospira platensis)

Intended Use: As an ingredient in the following food categories; beverages and beverage bases (nonalcoholic, including only special or spiced teas, soft drinks, coffee substitutes, and fruit and vegetable flavored gelatin drinks); breakfast cereals (including ready-to-eat and instant and regular hot cereals); fresh fruits and fruit juices (including only raw fruits, citrus, melons, berries, and home-prepared ades and punches made there from); frozen dairy desserts and mixes, (including ice cream, ice milks, sherbets, and other frozen dairy desserts and specialties); grain products and pastas (including macaroni and noodle products, rice dishes, and frozen multicourse meals, without meat or vegetables); milk products (including flavored milks and milk drinks, dry milks, toppings, snack dips, spreads, weight control milk beverages, and other milk origin products); plants protein products (including the National Academy of Sciences/National Research Council reconstituted vegetable protein category, and meat, poultry, and fish substitutes, analogs, and extended products made from plant proteins); processed fruits and fruit juices (including all commercially processed fruits, citrus, berries and mixtures, salads, juices and juice punches, concentrates, dilutions, ades, and drink substitutes made there from); processed vegetables and vegetable juices (including all commercially processed vegetables, vegetable dishes, frozen multicourse vegetable meals, and vegetable juices and blends) snack foods (including chips, pretzels, and other novelty snacks), soft candy (including candy bars, chocolates, fudge, mints, and other chewy or nougat candies), and soup and soup mixes (including commercially prepared meat, fish, poultry (at levels that fall within FDA jurisdiction), vegetable, and combination soups and soup mixes)
Basis: Scientific procedures
Notifier: E.I.D. Parry (India) Limited
Parry Nutraceuticals Division
""""""""""""""""Dare House""""""""""""""""
Notifier Address: No. 234, N.S.C. Bose Road
Chennai-600 001
Date of filing: Jul 27, 2011
GRAS Notice (releasable information): GRN 391 (in PDF)
Date of closure: Oct 6, 2011
FDA's Letter: At notifier's request, FDA ceased to evaluate the notice