Vitamin D Ingredient Receives Food Additive Approval

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Morristown, NJ—PLT Health Solutions, Inc. announced in a press release that Earthlight Whole Food Vitamin D has received approval of its Food Additive Petition from FDA.

After extensive review, FDA has positively assessed the safety of mushroom-based ingredient Earthlight Whole Food Vitamin D and published a notice of its permissible use in the Code of Federal Regulations under CFR 172.382. The approval covers Earthlight’s use in food and beverage products ranging from breakfast cereals and bakery products to juices and meal replacements. The press release notes that Earthlight is allowed for use in fruit smoothies, soups and soup mixes, vegetable juices, extruded vegetable snacks, and plant-based meat analogues, five categories that previously were not covered in the CFR for vitamin D fortification.

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Devin Stagg, COO at PLT, said in the press release: “Earthlight is the right ingredient at the right time for food and beverage producers in the United States. Adequate levels of Vitamin D have always been important, but today, people are more tuned into D than ever. As a whole food, plant-based, clean label ingredient, Earthlight supports virtually every major food and beverage market trend and can really help product developers differentiate their offerings if they choose to fortify with Vitamin D.”

Earthlight is non-GMO, organic, and a whole food, which the press release notes are all attributes that appeal to today’s consumers. One gram of Earthlight offers 1,000 micrograms (40,000 IU) of vitamin D.

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