FDA GRANTS GRAS STATUS ON CARGILL’S CANOLA LECITHINThursday, October 5, 2017
The FDA has issued a GRAS (Generally Recognized as Safe) letter of no objection for Cargill’s canola lecithin for use in a variety of foods. While some varieties of canola are genetically engineered, Cargill uses non-GMO varieties for its lecithin, which is soyfree, and does not require allergen-warning labels, said Cargill Texturizing Solutions regional director Americas, David Henstorm. This expands the company’s plant-sourced lecithin offerings, adding to its already well-established soy and sunflower lecithin GMO and non-GMO portfolio.
An emusifier with comparable functionality, taste, color and dispersibility to soy and sunflower lecithin, Cargill’s canola lecithin may be used in a wide variety of food applications, including chocolate and confectionery, beverages, bakery and convenience foods, said Cargill. ‘As a result, Cargill’s canola lecithin may be used as a one-to-one replacement for other lecithin types, making it easy for food manufacturers to incorporate into their product formulations with only minor adaptations.”