The Elements for a Successful Generally Recognized as Safe (GRAS)

Published on August 1, 2016

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

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Safety Assessment Considerations When Testing Food Ingredients or Food Related Nanomaterials

Published on July 1, 2016

Nanomaterials (NM) are substances that have at least one dimension in the nanoscale (1-100 nm)….

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International Regulations on Genetically Modified Organisms in Food

Published on June 1, 2016

Fifteen years ago, a survey conducted in college students compared consumer acceptance of genetically modified…

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Safety of Animal Feed Ingredients… More Than Just Maintaining Growth?

Published on May 1, 2016

Within the last decade, there has been an increase in the level of concern for…

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International Regulations on Dietary Supplements: Challenges and Opportunities

Published on April 1, 2016

An aging population has increasingly become a global phenomenon, not just in developed countries, but…

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Colors from Natural Sources: Are They Safe for New Uses?

Published on March 1, 2016

With today’s focus on “clean” labels, food manufacturers are replacing artificial colors with colors from…

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Regulatory Update: FDA Issues a “Stay” For Parts of the Final Guidance for INDs

Published on March 1, 2016

In September 2013, the FDA issued Guidance for Clinical Investigators, Sponsors and IRBs: Investigational New…

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Five Questions to Consider Before Fortifying Foods

Published on February 1, 2016

In November 2015, the Food and Drug Administration’s (FDA) Center for Food Safety and Applied…

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A Message from the President: What’s on the Horizon for 2016

Published on January 1, 2016

The last two years initiated a trend on the food side of the Food and…

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Bayer’s Court Battle with FTC: Implications for the Dietary Supplement Industry

Published on January 1, 2016

A recent United States District Court (New Jersey) decision has scored a small but significant…

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Burdock Group Welcomes Dr. Wendan Wang*, Associate Scientist

Published on December 1, 2015

Burdock Group welcomed Wendan Wang, PhD, who joined our office last month, November 2015, as…

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Limitations on GRAS Substances: Not All GRASes Created Equal

Published on December 1, 2015

FDA has made it abundantly clear on several occasions that there is no “blank check”…

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The Thanksgiving meal is chock full of potential toxins – which ones can be avoided?

Published on November 1, 2015

It’s that time of year again, when cooks turn their attention to foods they will…

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SupplySide West 2015: Trends and Developments

Published on November 1, 2015

SupplySide West was held October 5-9 in Las Vegas, NV at the Mandalay Bay Convention…

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Burdock Group Welcomes Dr. Lu Zhao, Associate Scientist

Published on November 1, 2015

Burdock Group welcomes a new face to the office this month, November 2015, with the…

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Because of its Near Ubiquity in Food, California Must Set a Realistic Safe Harbor Level for Furfuryl Alcohol

Published on October 1, 2015

California has extended the comment period for the common food ingredient, furfuryl alcohol, for listing…

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