Food Additives Amendment of 1958

Last year, the Food and Drug Administration agreed to finalized its rule for the process of determining food substances as “generally recognized as safe” (GRAS). Now, a coalition of consumer advocacy groups has submitted an 80-page regulatory comment to the agency requesting that FDA make changes to the rule before it becomes final. FDA’s 1997 proposed rule on GRAS replaced the traditional petitioning process for a manufacturer seeking GRAS status for an additive with a “procedure whereby any person may notify FDA of a determination that a particular use of a substance is GRAS.” http://www.dreamstime.com/royalty-free-stock-photography-safe-quality-food-image21088837Although FDA never finalized the rule,
Continue Reading Coalition of Consumer Groups Suggests Ways to Fix GRAS