The Science That Supports GRAS

The GRAS (generally recognized as safe) process is completed before the public and provides a unique system of checks and balances to keep the U.S. food supply extremely safe.

January 29, 2015

Claire Kruger, Ph.D., president, Spherix Consulting, explains the role of risk assessment in the GRAS (generally regarded as safe) determination. GRAS is a powerful and unique form of risk assessment because the supporting published data are transparent to the public and experts must reach a consensus on safety. Consumer access to the GRAS process makes this one of the most powerful tools to keep the U.S. food supply safe.

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