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Intralytix Receives FDA Regulatory Clearance for Expanded Use in Grain and Grain Products for Phage-Based E. coli Technology

5 months ago

Columbia, Maryland, USA – January 18, 2024. Intralytix, Inc. announced today that its food safety product, EcoShield™, has been granted a supplement to its GRAS (Generally Recognized As Safe) GRN 000834 status from the Food and Drug Administration (FDA), which expands the use of EcoShield™ PX to grain and grain products.

Intralytix headquarters in Columbia, Maryland
This GRAS Supplement broadens the existing antimicrobial use of EcoShield™ PX, which was previously granted GRAS status for treating meat, poultry, fruits, vegetables, dairy products (including cheese), fish, and other seafood with Shiga toxin producing E. coli or STEC. EcoShield™ PX can now also be used for treating grain and grain products, such as wheat, rye, rice, oats, corn, barley, flour, and products made from those grains, e.g., crackers, tortillas, grits, and breakfast cereals.

EcoShield™ PX is a non-chemical antimicrobial preparation for controlling Shiga-toxin producing E. coli. The active ingredients of EcoShield™ PX are naturally occurring lytic bacteriophages that selectively and specifically kill STEC strains, including strains belonging to the most common and highly pathogenic serogroup O157:H7 as well as all “big six” STEC serogroups O26, O45, O103, O111, O121, and O145. EcoShield™ PX is Kosher and Halal certified and is also OMRI listed (suitable for organic food production).

For product inquires or to place an order, email Intralytix at or call 1 877 ITXPHAGE (1-877-489 7424) and select option 1.