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Biotechnologically produced sodium hyaluronate is not novel in food supplements

European Union

Mar 06, 2023

In a consultation request under Article 4 of Regulation (EU) 2015/2283, the European Commission determined that sodium hyaluronate produced by fermentation process is not a novel food in food supplements. 

Sodium hyaluronate is a product of a non-GMO strain of Streptococcus equi subsp. zooepidemicus. The bacterial cells are inactivated and removed from the final ingredient, which has a purity of more than 90%.  In the consultation, it was confirmed that the ingredient in question is similar to sodium hyaluronate. The biotechnological production process did not give a significant changes in the composition, structure and nutritional value of the food. 


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