Tag Archives: FOOD ADDITIVE PETITION

FDA is Asked to Approve Vitamin D3 For Use as a Nutrient Supplement in Grain-Based Nutrition Bars and at Higher Levels Than Currently Affirmed as GRAS in Breakfast Cereals

As a vitamin that is assigned a Reference Daily Intake (RDI) in 21 C.F.R. § 101.9(c)(8)(iv), vitamin D is an “essential nutrient.”  Vitamin D without a subscript represents either vitamin D2 or vitamin D3, which are the two major physiologically relevant forms of vitamin D.  Vitamin D is affirmed as generally recognized as safe (GRAS) for use … Continue Reading

FDA Removes Clearance for 7 Synthetic Flavoring Substances

As we previously reported on this blog, a group of non-government organizations (NGOs) sued FDA in an effort to compel the Agency to act on a Food Additive Petition (FAP) concerning seven synthetic flavoring food additives. The FAP, which the NGOs submitted to FDA, requested that FDA remove the clearances for these seven synthetically derived … Continue Reading

Vitamin D-Listed

FDA approves increase in vitamin D added to milk and approves addition to milk alternatives. Many substances added directly to food in the U.S. are marketed on the basis of FDA food additive regulations, which are located in 21 CFR Part 172.  By law, FDA may approve the use of a food additive only after conducting … Continue Reading

Food Additive Approval

FDA approves folic acid fortification of corn masa flour. Although many food ingredients are marketed in the United States on the basis of their “Generally Recognized as Safe” or “GRAS” status, FDA still must approve “food additives” via the approval of a formal food additive petition (FAP).  The FAP route generally is unpopular with the food industry … Continue Reading

PHO Petition Pending

FDA reviewing food additive petition to cover limited uses of PHOs. As previously covered on this blog, FDA announced that there is no longer a consensus among qualified experts that partially hydrogenated oils (PHOs) are generally recognized as safe (GRAS) under any conditions of use in food.  Following the Agency’s action, the Grocery Manufacturers Association (GMA) submitted … Continue Reading

PHO Petition Progress

GMA submits food additive petition to FDA to seek approval of low-level PHO uses. As previously covered on this blog, FDA recently announced that there is no longer a consensus among qualified experts that partially hydrogenated oils (PHOs) are generally recognized as safe (GRAS) under any conditions of use in food.  Going forward, PHOs will be … Continue Reading
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