Vidya’s green coffee extract now GRAS

Vidya Herbs Inc. recently announced it achieved self-affirmed Generally Recognized as Safe (GRAS) designation for its green coffee extract, CGA-7.

Vidya Herbs Inc. (Red Bank, NJ) recently announced it achieved self-affirmed Generally Recognized as Safe (GRAS) designation for its green coffee extract, CGA-7. The review was conducted by a qualified expert panel.

“CGA-7 achieving self-affirmed GRAS is a culmination of our company’s in-house R&D team efforts, spearheaded by K Shyam Prasad, Vidya Herbs’ founder,” said Steve Geiger, vice president of sales and operations for Vidya’s U.S. division, in press release. “The expert panel’s review of the proprietary ingredient was precipitated by the publication of trials supporting both safety and efficacy.” 

He added: “CGA-7 is unique among green coffee extracts due to its complete supply-chain vertical integration as well as its constituent chlorogenic profile, both of which provide the brand marketer with powerful marketing points. The green coffee beans used are harvested from Vidya’s own coffee estate in Chikmagalur, India, and extraction occurs at in-house facilities in Bangalore.”