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PureCircle to start producing stevia based high-purity Reb D sweetener [Registered]

PureCircle plans to commercialise the production of its stevia-based high-purity Reb D which has received self-affirmed GRAS (generally recognised as safe) status. The company has elected to formally submit its GRAS notification to the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) for the agency’s additional safety review. PureCircle researcher identified high purity Reb D as having one of the best sweetness profiles of any steviol glycoside from the stevia leaf, allowing formulators to develop naturally sweetened formulations with very low to no calories, particularly in food and beverages with higher sweetness levels, such as carbonated soft drinks. Late last year (November…

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