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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.



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