US Plant-Sourced Food Additive Options For Vitamin D2 Expand To Mushroom Powder
FDA amends food additive regulations with Oakshire’s petition to use agaricus bisporus mushroom powder, produced using UV light treatment, as a source of vitamin D2 in foods and supplements.
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