Settlement Agreement Reached on GRAS Notification Program Final Rule

By Mark L. Itzkoff On October 20, 2014, FDA and the consumer group called the Center for Food Safety (CFS) filed a consent decree in the U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia that requires FDA to promulgate a final rule regarding the GRAS… Read More
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GMA Announces Initiative to Address Criticisms of GRAS Exemption

By Mark L. Itzkoff We have previously reported on criticism of the so-called “GRAS Exemption” and FDA’s GRAS Notification Program by the Pew Charitable Trusts, the Natural Resources Defense Council, and the Center for Science in the Public Int… Read More
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NRDC Issues Report Critical of GRAS Self-Determinations and CSPI Joins in Criticism

By Mark L. Itzkoff On April 7, 2014, the Natural Resources Defense Council (NRDC) issued its latest report on GRAS self-determinations, entitled Generally Recognized as Secret: Chemicals Added to Food in the United States.  We previously reported o… Read More
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FDA Issues Statement on GRAS Determination of Senomyx

By Mark L. Itzkoff On March 12, 2014, FDA issued an unusual statement regarding the GRAS status of a new flavor ingredient.  FDA issued the statement in response to a March 11 press release from Senomyx regarding the GRAS status of a new flavor ing… Read More
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