Solazyme gets GRAS OK for Whole Algal Protein

19 Jan 2015

Renewable oil and ingredients company Solazyme has announced that the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has issued a favourable response to Solazyme’s notification concluding that Whole Algal Protein is Generally Recognized as Safe (GRAS) as an ingredient in food and beverage products. This No Questions letter will, says the company, further pave the way […]

Solazyme gets GRAS OK for Whole Algal Protein

http://www.dreamstime.com/royalty-free-stock-images-bright-green-algae-image1922219Renewable oil and ingredients company Solazyme has announced that the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has issued a favourable response to Solazyme’s notification concluding that Whole Algal Protein is Generally Recognized as Safe (GRAS) as an ingredient in food and beverage products. This No Questions letter will, says the company, further pave the way for mainstream adoption of this new source of vegan protein enabling the creation of new products that meet consumer demand for healthy, sustainable ingredients.

Commercialised under the brand AlgaVia Microalgae Food Ingredients, Solazyme uses microalgae, a nutrient-filled cell that is one of earth’s first foods, to produce its nutrient-rich ingredients, including AlgaVia Whole Algal Protein and AlgaVia Whole Algal Flour.  AlgaVia Whole Algal Flour received a GRAS No Questions letter from the FDA in June 2013. AlgaVia Whole Algal Protein and AlgaVia Whole Algal Flour are the first-ever microalgae-based food ingredients of their kind to be GRAS.

“Solazyme continues to build momentum in our microalgae food ingredient platform with this latest No Questions letter, an important milestone for the AlgaVia product line,” said Mark Brooks, SVP, Solazyme Food Ingredients. “AlgaVia will help further Solazyme’s commitment to delivering healthy products that are better for both people and the planet, and to helping food companies create more nutritious, great-tasting foods made with these sustainable microalgae-based ingredients.”

AlgaVia Whole Algal Protein is described as a vegan-friendly, gluten-free product that contains a rich collection of fibre, lipids and micronutrients such as lutein and zeaxanthin. Because of its unique whole cell nature, the protein fortifies in challenging applications such as low pH beverages, dressings and crackers. AlgaVia Whole Algal Flour is a trans-fat- and cholesterol-free lipid powder that enables the creation of healthier products with satisfying taste and texture. This new healthier fat source enables the reduction or replacement of dairy fats, oil and egg yolks, SolaZyme says.

These two AlgaVia microalgae food ingredients are GRAS for use in a number of food and beverage applications, including baked goods and mixes, breakfast cereals, meal replacements, cheeses, milk products, dairy and non-dairy products, frozen dairy, egg products, sauces, snack foods, salad dressings, juices, and more.

Related tags

New

Related news

Glanbia announces performance nutrition ingredients

Glanbia announces performance nutrition ingredients

25 May 2018

Glanbia Nutritionals has announced what it describes as two new pioneering and innovative performance nutrition ingredients for formulation in functional beverages in Europe, the Middle East and Africa.

Read more 
Ecotrophelia UK shortlist announced

Ecotrophelia UK shortlist announced

24 May 2018

The growing trend for plant-based diets has inspired the teams that have entered this year’s student food innovation competition – Ecotrophelia UK. All five of the shortlisted products are meat-free and four are also vegan.

Read more 
Healthcare continuum drives Lonza growth

Healthcare continuum drives Lonza growth

10 May 2018

Lonza has reported what it describes as a positive start to 2018 with businesses along the healthcare continuum as growth drivers.

Read more 
Arla enters breakfast food-to-go market

Arla enters breakfast food-to-go market

9 May 2018

Arla Foods is set to launch into the breakfast food-to-go market with the introduction of its new Milk & Oats range of ready to drink beverages.

Read more 
Eurofins to acquire Covance Food Solutions

Eurofins to acquire Covance Food Solutions

7 May 2018

Global life sciences company LabCorp has announced that it has entered into a definitive agreement under which Eurofins Scientific will acquire the Covance Food Solutions business from LabCorp for $670 million.

Read more 
Engaging with the Instagram generation

Engaging with the Instagram generation

3 May 2018

Colourful, exotic and unusual foods are on the rise as a growing number of consumers look for food experiences they can share on social media.

Read more 
New shake makes children taller

New shake makes children taller

1 May 2018

Nutritional Growth Solutions is introducing Healthy Height, a kids’ protein shake the company says is clinically shown to improve children’s height, to the European market.

Read more 
Mintel: Europe leads on private label launches

Mintel: Europe leads on private label launches

27 Apr 2018

Europe accounted for over half (57%) of all private label launches with premium claims globally in 2017, according to new research from Mintel Global New Products Database (GNPD).

Read more 
Ohly launches maple syrup powder

Ohly launches maple syrup powder

1 Aug 2016

Ohly has launched a new Maple Syrup Specialty Powder. The latest addition to the ProDry range is said to deliver authentic maple syrup flavour and sweetness in a free flowing powder form.

Read more 
Welch's extends FruitWorx

Welch's extends FruitWorx

8 Jul 2016

Welch’s Global Ingredients Group has launched FruitWorx Concord Grape Juice Powder, extending a range that already includes a range of Concord and Niagara grape-based fruit pieces, flakes and pastes.

Read more