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Partially Hydrogenated Oils – GMA Petition to Allow Limited Uses Clears a Hurdle

FDA today announced that it has filed a petition submitted by the Grocery Manufacturers Association (GMA) to amend the food additive regulations to provide for the safe use of partially hydrogenated oils (PHOs) in limited food applications. Readers m… Read More
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2014 And 2015

As we say goodbye to 2014 and welcome 2015, it’s time for a little backward and forward looking. Here’s what we saw in the 2014 rear view mirror in our little corner of the Universe devoted to the regulatory aspects of foods, drugs, medical devi… 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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FDA Declines To Define “Natural” for Foods Formally, Leaving Its Informal Policy in Place

FDA once again has “respectfully declined” to define the term “natural” when used in food labeling.  In a January 6, 2014, letter from Leslie Kux, Assistant Commissioner for Policy, to three federal judges handling civil litigation brought… Read More
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