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GRN No. 648

Substance: Monoglycerides
Intended Use: For use as a surface-finishing agent and/or texturizer, creating a thin and edible physical barrier against moisture loss and oxidation to protect the freshness and extend the shelf-life of agricultural products such as fruits (e.g., berries, grapes, stone fruit, citrus, bananas, mangoes, avocados) and vegetables (e.g., legumes, roots, tubers) when applied to their surfaces.
Basis: Scientific procedures
Notifier: Apeel Sciences
819 Reddick Street, Santa Barbara, CA 93103
Date of filing: May 17, 2016
GRAS Notice (releasable information): 648 (in PDF) (3.0 MB)
Date of closure / FDA's Letter: Dec 13, 2016
FDA has no questions
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