Browsing the "food additives" Tag

How Safe Really are Substances ‘Generally Recognized as Safe’ by FDA?

February 28th, 2014 | by Jill Ettinger

"Generally recognized as safe" (GRAS) is a distinction the FDA gives to certain food products as criteria for being allowed in our processed foods. (The other two ways ingredients wind up in our food is as a food additive or as an exception to food regulations.) But some advocacy groups are now questioning the definition and allowed ingredients.


Keep Pink Slime Out of Burgers (Petition)

June 28th, 2011 | by Becky Striepe

We've talked about so-called "pink slime" around here before, and now there's a petition targeting the FDA asking them to ban the stuff. In case you're not familiar with pink slim or "Boneless Lean Beef," as it's known in the industry, here's a description from the petition


CSPI Asks FDA to Ban Caramel Colorings

February 21st, 2011 | by Heather Carr

The Center for Science in the Public Interest (CSPI) has asked the FDA to ban two types of caramel coloring used as food additives. Some types of caramel coloring have been shown to cause cancer in laboratory animals


Pink Slime in Fast Food Burgers

August 12th, 2010 | by Becky Striepe

In case you needed another reason to skip that fast food burger at lunch, we’ve got one for you. It turns out that several fast food chains include something called “pink slime” in their secret recipes



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