Flax Council of Canada Announces GRAS Status Determined for Flax in U.S.


WINNIPEG, Manitoba, March 16 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — The Flax Council of Canada announced that a panel of experts determined in January 2009 that whole and milled flax seed be given Generally Recognized As Safe (GRAS) status. Expected within six months is a letter of ‘no objection,’ finalizing GRAS status for flax by the United States Food and Drug Administration (FDA). Gaining this status expands opportunities for flax use by food manufacturers worldwide.