Legal consultant reviews GRAS debate in major newspaper, GRAS review is of less importance than heart disease, obesity and economic issues
The science journal editorial comments that US oversight of food additives is contaminated, FDA responds with new guidance plans
Food Navigator USA article addresses food additive system criticism, states the analysis lacks differentiation
Knowledge gaps for 80% of food additives, including food contact substances, hinder proper safety assessment and may be a public health problem, finds new study by The Pew Charitable Trusts scientists
New study investigates conflicts of interest in GRAS determinations of food additives, no independent expert panels
NGO organizes workshop on potential conflicts of interest in GRAS determinations, possibility to join via free webcast
Environmental Health Perspectives publishes a comment on the US’ regulatory process of food additives
Lack of information for self-affirmed GRAS (generally recognized as safe) substances has been highlighted by scientists of the public interest group PEW Charitable Trust in the US. Now the industry reacts by making available a database with manufacturers self-determined GRAS substances, used in food contact materials and/or food. Critics maintain that this effort is insufficient, and that a proper safety assessment needs to be carried out by the regulator instead.