Microbia, Inc. Receives GRAS Notification for its Natural Beta-carotene  
1/26/2010 10:12:27 AM

LEXINGTON, Mass.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Microbia, Inc., today announced that a panel of independent experts has determined its bio-based ß-carotene (beta-carotene) to be GRAS (Generally Recognized As Safe) for both food and beverage applications. GRAS is a food safety standard implemented and recognized by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (“FDA”). Today’s announcement paves the way for Microbia to begin marketing its ß-carotene as a food ingredient in the United States.