Functional Technologies Corp. said the FDA accepted research data for its proprietary acrylamide-preventing yeast to be generally regarded as safe (GRAS). Officials say the company’s yeast now joins FDA’s list of substances that are GRAS, along with such products as baker’s yeast and other commercial yeasts. “The food industry, in multiple product categories, such as bread / baked goods and numerous snack food and cereal products, now has the means to significantly and efficiently minimize acrylamide in the manufacturing of their products,” says Dr. John Husnik, senior scientist at Functional Technologies. – Functional Technologies Corp., www.functionaltechcorp.com   

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