Texas-based Applied Food Sciences has obtained self-affirmed GRAS (Generally Recognized As Safe) status for its GCA-branded green coffee bean extract ingredient.
"Over the past several years we have invested a significant amount to standardize our manufacturing processes, conduct human clinical studies and position our green coffee bean extract to meet increasing customer demands,” said Chris Fields, the company’s vice president of scientific affairs.
The ingredient has been used in dietary supplements in the US, Europe and Japan.
“Achieving GRAS status and meeting the highest regulatory requirements in the US is an accomplishment which will help support our customers in their food and beverage innovations utilizing the recognized health benefits of our extract,” said CEO, Loretta Zapp.
The third party review was led AIBMR Life Sciences which found an additional daily intake of a total of 2.10 grams of GCA (30.0 mg/kg body weight) was acceptable.