Prebiotic player Clasado has been granted GRAS (Generally Recognized as Safe) classification for its Bimuno ingredient for term infant formula and follow-on formula.
Bimuno is a trans-galactooligosaccharide (GOS) second generation prebiotic, and had already recently received GRAS certification (GRN 000484), through scientific procedures, for use as an ingredient in a variety of food and beverage categories at levels ranging from 0.8 to 3.0 grams per serving (g/serving).
The ingredient has now also received GRAS certification (GRN 000495) for use as an ingredient in term infant formula and follow-on formula at up to 7.2 grams per liter (g/L) of reconstituted or ready-to-consume product.
“This recent GRAS approval for Clasado’s Bimuno is an important support to our commercial activity alongside our extensive program of scientific trials. Both of these continue to re-enforce and certify the various health benefits of Bimuno,” said Graham Waters, CEO, Clasado Inc.
Please click on the links below to read more about the science behind the ingredient:
From February 2013: ‘Second generation’ prebiotic shows potential against metabolic syndrome
From May 2008: Second-generation prebiotics get clinical trial support