Glucosamine hydrochloride

February 2004: Application from Cargill for an opinion on the equivalence of glucosamine HCL derived from <i>Aspergillus niger</i> compared with the existing glucosamine HCL derived from shellfish. Authorised August 2004.

Following an initial public consultation period and the discussion of this application at the 25 March 2004 and 27 May 2004 meetings of the Advisory Committee on Novel Foods and Processes (ACNFP), the UK Competent Authority was content that their fungal glucosamine HCL meets the criteria for equivalence as defined in Article 3(4) of Regulation (EC) 258/97. This document with details of this opinion can be accessed below.

This application is made under the Novel Foods Regulation (EC) No 258/97.

Background
Glucosamine is a naturally occurring amino sugar, found largely in cartilage that is thought to play a role in the health and resilience of joints.