Institut Rosell-Lallemand has revealed that the heat-stable probiotic strain, Bacillus subtilis R0179, has been deemed safe for use in foods and food supplements by US experts.
The strain has officially gained the self-affirmed GRAS (Generally Recognised As Safe) status. As a result, this heat and pressure resistant probiotic can now be used as a food additive in the US.
This strain is also already approved for use in foods by local authorities in Europe (QSP status by EFSA), Canada and Japan.
Because B. subtilis R179 combines good probiotic features with resistance to high stress conditions such as heat, acid, pressure and lack of nutrients, it is the perfect candidate to be incorporated into long-life foods including baked goods such as muffins and bread, and drinks such as shelf-stable juices.
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