dicentra Helps Comet Bio Achieve Self-Affirmed GRAS Status for its PREbiotic Arabinoxylan Plant Fiber Extract, Arrabina™

dicentra Helps Comet Bio Achieve Self-Affirmed GRAS Status for its PREbiotic Arabinoxylan Plant Fiber Extract, Arrabina™

November 6, 2019 By

dicentra, the leading contract research organization (CRO) and global consulting firm for life sciences and food industries, is pleased to announce the successful GRAS status achievement for Comet Bio.


Comet Bio, a manufacturer of healthy and sustainable ingredients, has received GRAS status for its prebiotic dietary fiber Arabinoxylan Plant Fiber Extract. GRAS (Generally Recognized as Safe) is a food ingredient status that meets the standards accepted by the FDA for proper safety and scientific evidence. Arabinoxylan is a naturally occurring dietary fiber found in the cell walls of many plants.


dicentra provided an initial analysis of GRAS requirements, conducted literature searches, evaluated published safety data, prepared independent GRAS conclusions and compiled the self-affirmed GRAS dossier for Comet Bio. dicentra’s expertise was indispensable in demonstrating that Arabinoxylan Plant Fiber Extract is a safe ingredient.


“We’re excited to have provided our services to an innovative and sustainable company,” said Dr. Karol Wojewnik, Vice President of Business Development, dicentra. “Comet Bio has a bold vision for the future of ingredients and dicentra is proud to have contributed to their success.”


“Achieving our Self-Affirmed GRAS status with the help of the dicentra team was an imperative step to certify that our ingredient is safe,” said Rich Troyer, CEO of Comet Bio. “They conducted a thorough review, necessary paperwork submission, and expert research. We couldn’t be happier with the work they have done in order to help us get to this point, and we look forward to continuing our partnership on many other projects.”


To learn more about dicentra, visit www.dicentra.com.


About dicentra

dicentra is a contract research organization and professional consulting firm that specializes in addressing all matters related to safety, quality, and compliance for all product categories in the life sciences and food industries. We evaluate, implement, and provide all the necessary support for your products and operations, allowing you to gain market access while building confidence in your brand. We achieve this through our four business divisions: Life Sciences, Food Safety & Quality, Global Certifications, and Clinical Trials. Since our inception in 2002, we have completed over 18,000 projects and serviced over 1,200 companies internationally.

dicentra is headquartered in Toronto, Ontario and has an office in Guelph, Ontario. For more information, visit www.dicentra.com.


About Comet Bio

Comet Bio is a manufacturer of award-winning healthy and sustainable ingredients based in London, Ontario and Schaumburg, Ill. The company upcycles crop leftovers into healthy and sustainable ingredients for use in supplements, foods, and beverages. The company’s two flagship products are Sweeterra™ syrup blends and ArrabinaTM Arabinoxylan Plant Fiber Extract that are sustainable and healthy without compromising on taste or performance. Their ingredients are better for the planet because they reduce greenhouse gases and help farmers take advantage of their whole harvest.

For more information, visit www.comet-bio.com and follow us on Twitter at @cometbio.