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Best Ways to GRAS It Up

November 17, 2017
On November 15, the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) published a draft guidance on best practices to help parties interested in convening a panel of experts to evaluate whether a substance is “generally recognized as safe” (GRAS) under the conditions of its intended use.
On September 22, the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) moved to dismiss a lawsuit filed by several public interest groups challenging its final rule that outlines how food manufacturers can establish food substances as “generally recognized as safe” (GRAS Rule).
On August 17, the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) published a Final Rule on the Generally Recognized as Safe (GRAS) notification program, a voluntary premarket notification program for products used in food substances.
In January, the FDA issued guidance on substances added to foods, including beverages and dietary supplements.