Arcadia Biosciences (NASDAQ: RKDA) this morning announced that the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has accepted the company’s conclusion that its SONOVA® GLA safflower oil is “generally recognized as safe” (GRAS) for use in nutritional beverages and medical foods. The company followed FDA-proposed procedures to establish its SONOVA® GLA (gamma-linolenic acid) safflower oil as GRAS under the intended conditions of use as a nutritional supplement product. “This FDA GRAS notification expands the application options for Arcadia’s SONOVA® GLA safflower oil, opening adjacent markets for our customers in nutritional beverages and medical foods,” president and CEO Raj Ketkar stated in the news release.
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About Arcadia Biosciences, Inc.
Based in Davis, Calif., Arcadia Biosciences (Nasdaq: RKDA) develops agricultural products that create added value for farmers while benefitting the environment and enhancing human health. Arcadia’s agronomic performance traits, including nitrogen use efficiency, water use efficiency, salinity tolerance, heat tolerance and herbicide tolerance, are all aimed at making agricultural production more economically efficient and environmentally sound. Arcadia’s nutrition traits and products are aimed at creating healthier ingredients and whole foods with lower production costs. For more information, visit www.arcadiabio.com.
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