Food Additive Regulation

<p>Although the authority structure governing food additives has been in effect since 1958, through the years, the GRAS (generally recognized as safe) provision has continued to evolve.</p>

Under U.S. law, whether an ingredient added to food is regulated as a GRAS (generally recognized as safe) substance, food additive or color additive, it must meet the same safety standard—that is, a reasonable certainty of no harm. In this video, Dennis M. Keefe, Ph.D., director, Office of Food Additive Safety, FDA, shares a brief overview of food additives and how they’re regulated.

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