Microbiome Research Doubles As BIO-CAT Microbials, LLC Doubles Down on Probiotic Safety

SHAKOPEE, Minn.April 1, 2021 /PRNewswire/ — BIO-CAT Microbials, LLC is pleased to announce receipt of a “Letter of No Objection” from the United States Food and Drug Administration regarding the GRAS (generally regarded as safe) status of its OPTI-BIOME® Bacillus subtilis MB40 microbial ingredient; reference GRN 955 for further details1.  In addition to the FDA letter, BIO-CAT Microbials OPTI-BIOME® MB40 has a Master File submitted to Health Canada to allow its usage in dietary supplements.

“We have sold this safe and remarkably stable ingredient into the dietary supplement and food market for a few years now. This letter of no objection opens the door to more formulation options, including functional foods and beverages,” BIO-CAT CEO and co-founder Chris Schuler said in a company release.

Indeed, microbial ingredients can be found in a wide variety of formats including cereals, pastas, baked goods, seltzers, and juices. BIO-CAT Microbials OPTI-BIOME® MB40 is particularly well suited for food and beverage formulation because this ingredient naturally contains a thick protein coat that resists the damaging effects of high heat, low pH, and days on the retail shelf.