The US FDA has issued a no objection letter on Gras status of Puratein and Supertein canola protein isolate from Burcon Nutrascience, which can be used in various food and beverage applications.
This response indicates the FDA has no objection to the conclusion that Puratein and Supertein are Generally Recognised as Safe (Gras) among qualified experts for use alone or together as an ingredient in dairy products, grain products, fruit and vegetable juices and beverages, salad dressings, meal replacements and nutritional bars.
Burcon's patented process for the production of Puratein and Supertein canola protein isolates broadly separates the two naturally occurring proteins found in canola. The two naturally occurring proteins in canola, cruciferin and napin, have highly distinct functional and nutritional characteristics, similar to the way that the two proteins in egg, egg-yolk and egg-white have distinct characteristics.
Burcon's patented process for the production isolates creates two distinct protein ingredients with separate and distinct nutritional and functional profiles allowing for their use in a broader variety of food and beverage applications.
"Receipt of the official response from the US Food & Drug Administration paves the way for the advancement of our canola protein isolates," said Johann F Tergesen, president and chief operating officer. "Producers of branded food and beverage products demand quality, safe ingredients. To our knowledge, no other canola protein has achieved this level of regulatory recognition. This marks a significant milestone in their development for use in food and beverage applications."
Source: Burcon Nutrascience
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