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



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