The self-affirmation relates to the use of the ingredient as a flavor, a flavor enhancer, and/or as a nutrient ingredient in yogurt, smoothies, nutrition bars and medical foods.
The safety evaluation was undertaken by an expert panel in accordance with US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) safety criteria, said the company. It concluded that curcumin phospholipid products manufactured by Indena, and being used in accordance with the designated food uses and the use levels described, are GRAS.
“Meriva is the most successful Phytosome formulation ever developed by Indena among its nutraceutical ingredients. Supported by 22 clinical trials it is now proven to be safe for use in conventional food. In fact, safety and efficacy of our products have always been a strong commitment for Indena,” said Cosimo Palumbo, Sales Area Manager North America at Indena.
“Our expertise in research and innovation and our care throughout the manufacturing process ensure our customers those high quality standards needed to develop best in class products.”