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GRN No. 417

Substance: 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: E.I.D. Parry (India) Limited
Parry Nutraceuticals Division
"Dare House"
No. 234, N.S.C. Bose Road
Chennai-600 001
Date of filing: Feb 1, 2012
GRAS Notice (releasable information): 417
Date of closure / FDA's Letter: Aug 10, 2012
FDA has no questions; some uses may require a color additive listing
Notes: Some uses may require a color additive listing