The High Cost of a “Cheap” GRAS

Published on June 1, 2013

There is no requirement in the law or in the regulations that a generally recognized…

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Nanotechnology – A Game Changer for Pet Food

Published on March 1, 2013

Only once in a generation does there come along a new technology that can truly…

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A Rational Solution for New Dietary Ingredient Notifications

Published on September 1, 2012

“What kind of animal is man, that he creates his own cage”? – Anonymous  …

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Slowly Poisoning Fido, But With All the Best Intentions

Published on December 1, 2011

Because a pet is now as much a member of the family as any other…

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Animal Feed Ingredient Regulations Turmoil and Trouble to No Good End?

Published on December 1, 2011

Following the 1958 Amendment to the Federal Food Drug and Cosmetic Act (FFDCA or “the…

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There’s a New Sheriff in Town, Are You Ready?

Published on October 1, 2010

Congressional ire, in response to some well-publicized dietary supplement abuses, has given the Food and…

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CVM GRAS Notification Finally Arrives

Published on June 1, 2010

On Friday, June 4, the FDA Center for Veterinary Medicine (CVM) published an announcement regarding…

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The GAO Report on GRAS: “Déjà vu all over again”

Published on March 1, 2010

On March 4, 2010, the General Accounting Office (GAO) released a report to the public…

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Ingredient Approval Has Never Been a Blank Check

Published on March 1, 2010

In December of 2009, the Center for Food Safety and Applied Nutrition (CFSAN) offered some…

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Banning Supplement Beverages May Jeopardize Consumer Safety

Published on December 1, 2009

Draft guidance[1] released December 4, 2009 by the Center for Food Safety and Applied Nutrition…

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A Disingenuous Interpretation of the Word “Primarily”

Published on December 1, 2009

The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) was originally thwarted from preventing the marketing a food…

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GRAS Notification for Animal Feed Ingredients

Published on September 1, 2009

The FDA’s Center for Veterinary Medicine (CVM) has announced it will begin accepting generally recognized…

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Dietary Supplements for Pets and Structure Function Claims

Published on September 1, 2009

In 2002, FDA’s Center for Veterinary Medicine (CVM) made it abundantly clear it does not…

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What is Needed for a Successful GRAS? Part III

Published on May 1, 2009

“Zig” Zigler, the motivational speaker, likes to tell the story of the $65 bargain bicycle…

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What is Needed for a Successful GRAS? Part II

Published on March 1, 2009

“It is not remarkable that consumer confidence in food safety has decreased markedly in the…

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What is Needed for a Successful GRAS?

Published on December 1, 2008

What makes for a successful Generally Recognized as Safe (GRAS) determination?  Over the next few…

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