FDA Sued Over 'Safe' Designation Of Food Additives

Law360, New York (February 21, 2014, 6:42 PM EST) -- The U.S. Food and Drug Administration was hit with a lawsuit by a consumer group on Tuesday over a controversial policy allowing the food industry broad control over what additives fall under the agency’s list of "generally recognized as safe" ingredients.

The FDA for more than the past 15 years has relied on a proposed rule that was never finalized to allow food makers to carry out self-assessments to decide if an additive is safe enough to be included on the so-called GRAS list, according to...
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