Kemin's AssuriTEA Green Affirmed GRASKemin's AssuriTEA Green Affirmed GRAS
February 3, 2012
DES MOINES, IowaKemin self-affirmed its AssuriTEA Green ingredient is GRAS (generally recognized as safe) under the conditions of use proposed by the company. An independent panel of scientific experts evaluated available data and unanimously found a scientific basis to allow AssuriTEA Green to be marketed in foods and beverages in the United States.
Already available as a dietary ingredient for use in dietary supplements, AssuriTEA Green can now be used to be used in a wide variety of foods and beverages, including cereal, nutrition and energy bars, soft drinks, sports and isotonic drinks, energy beverages, fruit and vegetable juices, meal replacements and soft candies.
We look forward to working with food and beverage companies to offer consumers an all-natural green tea extract that provides the full antioxidant benefits of brewed green tea," says Alex Fink, marketing director for the human nutrition and health division at Kemin. Brewed green tea has been consumed safely for centuries and is widely recognized for its antioxidant and diverse health benefits. Including AssuriTEA Green in food and beverage products will make it even easier for consumers to receive the healthful benefits of brewed green tea."
AssuriTEA Green provides naturally high levels of polyphenols and catechins for a superior source of dietary antioxidants. AssuriTEA Green is a water-extracted tea ingredient that retains the natural composition and antioxidant profile of brewed green tea.
AssuriTEA Green is the second product under the AssuriTEA brand product line to receive GRAS status; AssuriTEA Wellbeing achieved GRAS status through self-affirmation in September 2011.
For more on obtaining GRAS, check out this on-demand video, "GRAS Associates CEO outlines the Roadmap to Compliance."
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