Is This FDA’s Hostile Take-Over of GRAS or Is It Simply Establishing Some Ground Rules?

Published on December 5, 2017

The week of November 13, 2017, is notable because FDA released two documents relating to…

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Why Is 2017 a Better Year for Dietary Supplements Than 1997?

Published on September 7, 2017

Looking at industry, 2017 is a better year than 1997 for dietary supplements, as industry…

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Don’t Build Me a Cadillac: All I Want Is a Ford

Published on August 1, 2017

The title is synonymous with the expression, “Why should I pay you tens of thousands…

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Ground-Breaking Article to be Published in Food and Chemical Toxicology

Published on July 11, 2017

The prestigious food safety journal, Food and Chemical Toxicology, has accepted for publication an article…

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U.S. Ingredient Approval- Which is Best? A Food Additive Petition or Generally Recognized As Safe (GRAS)

Published on June 2, 2017

*This article will be published in the Summer issue of   Food ingredient regulation…

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In Memoriam: John Doull, M.D., Ph.D.

Published on March 29, 2017

I have just learned of the passing of John Doull on March 24, 2017.  I…

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Is “All Natural” Really “All Good”?

Published on February 7, 2017

The presumed safety of natural substances compared to synthetic (or artificial) food ingredients, has created…

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Are AAFCO and the Official Publication Headed for Extinction?

Published on December 2, 2016

The American Association of Feed Control Officials (AAFCO)[1] was formed in 1909 by officials from…

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The GRAS Process and Notifying FDA under the Final Rule (Part 1)

Published on August 1, 2016

What makes for a successful Generally Recognized as Safe (GRAS) determination?  In the recent past…

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Some Speculation on Forthcoming Dietary Supplement Guidelines

Published on August 1, 2016

If you liked the Draft Guidance for Industry: Dietary Supplements: New Dietary Ingredient Notifications and…

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