FDA says it has not made GRAS determination for Sweetmyx In a post dated March 12, the FDA said it had not made a "generally recognized as safe," or GRAS, determination on the food ingredient Sweetmyx, nor had it been notified by Senomyx regarding a GRAS determination for this food ingredient. The FDA noted that on March 11 Senomyx issued a public statement suggesting that Sweetmyx was generally recognized as safe and that the statement appeared to suggest that the FDA had made the GRAS determination. The FDA said the company’s statement has been corrected and now notes that a third party organization made the determination. Reference Link
Senomyx announces first commercialization of Sweetmyx S617 Senomyx announced the first commercialization of Sweetmyx S617 was achieved. Senomyx has two partners on its Sweet Taste Program. PepsiCo has exclusive rights to use new flavor ingredients and natural high intensity sweeteners worldwide in non-alcoholic beverages and Firmenich has rights to commercialize new flavor ingredients for food product categories and alcoholic beverages, with exclusive rights to use Sweetmyx S617 until March 2018.