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EFSA says acid found in human milk is safe as novel food ingredient

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The European Food Safety Authority (EFSA) has given a positive safety assessment on synthetic N-acetyl-D-neuraminic acid (NANA) as a novel food. The applicant, Danish biotechnology company Glycom, wants to market synthetic NANA as an ingredient in infant formula, follow-on formula, and foods for infants and young children as well as an ingredient in a variety of foods for the general population.

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