The Food and Drug Administration has announced a new partnership with a Canadian food company to sell a limited number of free collagen and other non-carcinogenic foods and ingredients.
Spotify is selling its collagen and other products in the country, including its premium “Collagen” line, through Canadian retailers.
The FoodandDrug.gov site shows the Free Collagen range, which includes collagen and non-caloric beverages, for $9.99.
It says the FreeCollagen range “contains high quality ingredients and has been approved by the FDA for use as a dietary supplement.”
It also says the products are 100 per cent organic and 100 per of vegan.
“We look forward to working with the companies we work with to bring the products we offer in Canada to Canadians,” said Stephanie W. Johnson, vice president of public affairs for the Food and Drugs Administration.
“Our partnership with FreeCollage will help consumers make informed choices on the foods and products they purchase from the U.S. market.”
Johnson said the FDA also recently opened an investigation into a product from the Canadian company, FreeCollageme, and has asked the company to provide any additional information it may have.
Johnson said FreeCollaben is not involved in the sale of the products.
A FreeCollaged website, FreeCarnagen, states the company is committed to using the highest standards of food safety.
FreeCollaging says its products are made in Canada and are FDA approved.
“Collage and gelatin are non-sugar and non calorie, non-addictive ingredients, which are formulated to be bioavailable in the body and enhance the healing properties of the body,” FreeCollages website states.
The website does not indicate the products contain any ingredients other than collagen, but the company has a history of selling ingredients that may be cancer-causing.
The company says its collagen comes from animals raised in “humane” conditions and uses non-GMO ingredients.
The FreeCollager website says that, as with many companies, it relies on third parties for their supply of ingredients, including animal by-products and raw materials.
It also lists the “FreeCollagen Brand” as one of its partners, and lists “Vegan” as another one of their partners.
The FDA also asked FreeCollaborations website to disclose any ingredients that could cause cancer.
It said it was also asking the company about a product it was selling that contained collagen.
FreeCoagulation, FreeDye, FreeFood, FreeGel, FreeHydrogenated Soy Protein and FreeNaturals have also been listed on the website.
The products are not sold through the FoodandDairy products division of FreeCollago.ca.