Vitosa Stevia Gains FDA GRAS Status


Irvine, CA — HB Natural Ingredients has received a “Letter of No Objection” for Vitosa stevia from the FDA, confirming that the agency has “no questions” regarding the self-affirmed GRAS (generally recognized as safe) status of the sweetener.

Vitosa enables 100 percent sugar reduction in various food and beverage products, and is manufactured with natural ingredients, according to the supplier. Sensory testing reveals Vitosa delivers a “high overall sugar-like taste performance that consumers desire.”

“Our Vitosa stevia sweeteners are excellent high-intensity sweeteners with a powerful dual benefit: The capability to deliver deep sugar reduction and maintain sugar-like taste with no bitterness,” explains Dr. Varuzhan Abelyan, chairman and chief of science & technology.