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GRAS Flavor Ingredient Library Established by Industry Group

The Flavor and Extract Manufacturers Association (FEMA) recently launched its online Flavor Ingredient Library, a free resource for researchers, the media, and consumers seeking information on substances that are generally recognized as safe (GRAS) for use as flavor ingredients. The library includes all such flavor ingredients, links to related publications, access to safety assessment information, and additional information… Continue Reading

Taylor Says FDA is Working to Improve Consumer Confidence in GRAS

The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is studying the regulatory comment submitted by consumer groups two weeks ago, suggesting that its rule for the process of determining food substances as “generally recognized as safe” (GRAS) be altered before it’s finalized. During last week’s Food Safety Summit in Baltimore, Michael Taylor, FDA’s Deputy Commissioner for Foods… Continue Reading

FSMA Empowers FDA to Capture Food Safety’s ‘Great White Whale’ — GRAS


For most consumers, it may come as a surprise to learn that many of the foods available at their local grocery store contain ingredients that have neither been evaluated nor approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA). This stunning radio silence from our nation’s foremost food safety regulatory agency is the result of… Continue Reading