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GRAS: The “S” doesn’t stand for secret

In a study released earlier this year by the Natural Resources Defense Council (NRDC), concerns were raised about a loophole in the Food Additives Amendment of 1958 for substances designated by food manufacturers as generally recognized as safe.


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GMA launches initiative to increase transparency in GRAS additives

The Grocery Manufacturers Association (GMA) announced a five-part initiative last week to advance and modernize the procedures used to assess the safety of “generally recognized as safe” (GRAS) ingredients used in food.


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Center for Food Safety sues FDA over GRAS rules

The lawsuit accuses FDA of exempting from regulation potentially dangerous substances such as food additives.

The center believes rules on fast-tracking undermine food safety.


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Debate over trans fats continues

Several industry groups have requested more time to submit comments.
Food manufacturers want more time to comment on FDA’s early November preliminary determination that partially hydrogenated oils, the primary dietary source of artificial trans fat in processed foods, are not “generally recognized as safe” for use in food. FDA’s preliminary determination is based on available scientific evidence, and the agency has requested stakeholder comments by January 7, 2014.
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FDA extends comment period on trans fat rules

The agency says the extension is in response to multiple stakeholder requests.
The agency says the extension is in response to multiple stakeholder requests.
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TECH FLASH

FDA takes aim at trans fats

The agency plans to discontinue recognition of partially hydrogenated oils as GRAS.

If trans fat loses GRAS status, its inclusion in foods would have to be approved as a food additive.


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FDA says partially hydrogenated oils no longer GRAS

The ban on trans fats is intended to curb heart attacks.
The ban on trans fats is intended to curb heart attacks.
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