GRAS Questions: Why Should I Invest in a GRAS when Everyone is Already Selling My Ingredient?

Published on August 3, 2019

“Why should I invest in a GRAS when everyone is already selling my ingredient?” Well,…

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Perishable Food Delivered through Mail Carrier: Concerns of Spoilage

Published on February 2, 2019

Convenience, avoiding long lines at the grocery store, or giving your loved ones’ an edible…

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The Ever-Elusive Exercise-in-a-Pill

Published on October 1, 2018

The concept of creating exercise in a pill, which in theory would allow for loss…

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USDA Statement on Genome Editing Puts Future of Food Innovation at Risk

Published on September 5, 2018

On March 28, 2018, U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Sonny Perdue made an an announcement that…

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Cell-Cultured Meat: Who Will Regulate, FDA or USDA?

Published on August 6, 2018

Does the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) have the regulatory tools and experience necessary to…

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Phytonutrients Beneficial Food Components, but Safety Testing Still Necessary

Published on July 10, 2018

The term “phytonutrient” is defined in the Merriam-Webster dictionary as “a bioactive plant-derived compound (such…

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Virulent Newcastle Disease Confirmed in Backyard Chickens in California

Published on June 5, 2018

Ten cases of virulent Newcastle disease (vND) have been confirmed by the United States Department…

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“Informed Decision Making” a Priority for Responsible Stakeholders in Dietary Supplement Industry

Published on May 1, 2018

The University of Mississippi (Ole Miss) is the home to the National Center for Natural…

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“Natural” Ingredients in Dietary Supplements for Sports Nutrition: Unfounded Assumption of Safety

Published on April 3, 2018

In 2016, sports nutrition dietary supplements sales in the United States (U.S.) totaled $5.7 billion…

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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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What’s in My Thanksgiving Food? The Good, the Bad and the Yummy

Published on November 7, 2017

Football, family and — most important — feasting. It is almost Thanksgiving! In the United…

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Consultancy Experience Key to Southeastern Reduction Company’s FDA GRAS for Pecan Shell Fiber as Food Ingredient in Amounts up to 10%

Published on October 10, 2017

When Southeastern Reduction Company (SRC) contracted with Burdock Group to submit a GRAS dossier to…

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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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Insect Protein: What are the Food Safety and Regulatory Challenges?

Published on August 1, 2015

Traditionally, Americans have used livestock and dairy products as the primary sources of dietary protein. …

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