Lutein ingredient receives self-affirmed GRAS status

by Jeff Gelski
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SHORT HILLS, N.J. — The Lutemax line of free lutein and lutein esters have achieved self-affirmed Generally Recognized As Safe (GRAS) status, according to OmniActive Health Technologies. An independent panel of scientists with regulatory, pharmacology and toxological experience reviewed safety and toxicology data in the GRAS process.

“Achieving self-affirmed GRAS status for our Lutemax line of free lutein and lutein esters assures our food and beverage customers they can safely use these clinically validated ingredients in an array of foods and beverages aimed at improving consumers’ overall eye health,” said Hiren Doshi, vice-president of OmniActive Health Technologies, which has a U.S. office in Short Hills.

The company also is seeking self-affirmed GRAS status for Lutemax 2020, which includes lutein and zeaxanthin isomers.

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