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ILDONG Probiotics with GRAS Status

2022년 4월 6일

ILDONG Probiotics got Independent Conclusion of GRAS Status

Ildong Bioscience, a health functional food business affiliate of Ildong Holdings, announced that it has acquired "self-affirmed GRAS" in the U.S. for its probiotic & postbiotic raw materials.

General Recognized As Safe (GRAS) is a system that verifies the safety of new food ingredients entering the U.S. market and determines their suitability through verification by toxic and risk assessment experts.

The raw materials of Ildong Bioscience, which acquired GRAS this time, are a total of seven types, including four types of Lactobacillus, two types of Bifidobacterium, and one type of Bacillus.

As a result, Ildong Bioscience has secured a total of 19 U.S. self-verified GRAS raw materials in addition to 12 existing ones, further enhancing its global competitiveness in the probiotics raw material market:

Bacillus coagulans IDCC 1201

Enterococcus faecium IDCC 2102

Streptococcus thermophilus IDCC 2201

Lactococcus lactis IDCC 2301

Lactobacillus gasseri IDCC 3101

Lactobacillus rhamnosus IDCC 3201

Lactobacillus acidophilus IDCC 3302

Lactobacillus casei IDCC 3451

Lactobacillus plantarum IDCC 3501

Lactobacillus salivarius IDCC 3551

Lactobacillus reuteri IDCC 3701

Lactobacillus helveticus IDCC 3801

Lactobacillus fermentum IDCC 3901

Bifidobacterium longum IDCC 4101

Bifidobacterium bifidum IDCC 4201

Bifidobacterium lactis IDCC 4301

Bifidobacterium breve IDCC 4401

Lactobacillus johnsonii IDCC 9203

B. subtilis IDCC 1101

Lactobacillus paracasei IDCC 3401

Attached is the statement that proves the strains are GRAS Staus.

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In particular, it is expected that it will be more advantageous to enter overseas markets such as the U.S. by acquiring GRAS for a number of probiotic raw materials that are highly used in the market.

An official from Ildong Bioscience said, "Self-affirmed GRAS is one of the important criteria for the level and safety of raw materials in domestic and foreign markets," adding, "We plan to try to differentiate ourselves with original technologies such as various probiotic raw materials and quadruple coating methods."

Meanwhile, Ildong Bioscience is a health functional food company established in 2016 as an affiliate of Ildong Holdings based on Ildong Pharmaceutical's probiotic-related source technology and supplies probiotic raw materials and products to leading domestic and foreign companies.

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