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Kemin Industries Receives GRAS Approval for Oil-Soluble Green Tea Extract

By Food in Canada staff   

Regulation Ingredients & Additives

Kemin Industries announced its oil-soluble green tea extract has been named “Generally Recognized as Safe” (GRAS) by the United States Food and Drug Administration (FDA). GT-FORT™, the Kemin brand of oil-soluble green tea extract, is available for use as an antioxidant in a variety of food and beverage products.

Courtney Schwartz, marketing director, Kemin Food Technologies said the FDA recognition will help the company to help educate manufacturers on the need to replace less desired ingredients with clean label solutions, and not eliminate vital ingredients such as antioxidants from products. “GT-FORT is a consumer-friendly antioxidant solution to help maintain the stability and shelf life of fat-containing foods,” she said.

The GT-FORT product line of plant extracts for fats and oils assists with oxidation control, and is ideal for oils, snack food and bakery products, as well as sauces and dressings. GT-FORT harnesses the antioxidant properties of green tea in an oil soluble form to significantly delay lipid oxidation in food, thus extending shelf life in a consumer-friendly way.

To learn more about GT-FORT and the Kemin portfolio of antioxidants, antimicrobials and plant-based extracts that are available as solutions for shelf life, food safety and flavour and colour, please visit



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