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Senomyx's S2383 Modifier Gets European Union Approval

Posted: October 9, 2012

Senomyx Inc.'s four initial savory flavors and its S2383 flavor ingredient have all received regulatory approval in the European Union following an evaluation by the European Food Safety Authority (EFSA). 

Senomyx's four savory flavor ingredients may be used to create new savory flavor blends. S2383 is a flavor ingredient with modifying properties that restores the taste profile in products that have reduced amounts of sucralose, a high-intensity sweetener (The Joint FAO/WHO Expert Committee on Food Additives gave S2383 a positive safety determination in July 2012 after it received Generally Recognized As Safe status in the US in 2008). 

Each of these ingredients was included in the newly published Union List, which identifies flavoring substances that will be considered legal for use in EU countries as of the end of April 2013. 

"The savory flavors are very versatile and can be used in a variety of food products including sauces, frozen foods, cooking aids, soups, and snack foods," said Kent Snyder, Senomyx's CEO. "S2383 is applicable for use in all food and beverage products sweetened with sucralose."