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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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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 IngredientsOnline.com   Food ingredient regulation…

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Petfood Forum 2017: Speaking Engagement Teaser on ‘The FDA GRAS Final Rule: Impacts on Getting Safe Ingredients into Pet Food’

Published on March 21, 2017

To be compliant with federal law, an ingredient added to food (including pet food) must…

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New FDA Dietary Supplement Guidance: Unnecessarily High Requirements for Safety Factors Based on Animal Studies

Published on December 2, 2016

The FDA’s new guidance document on new dietary ingredient notifications (NDINs) and related issues (1)…

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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 Under the Final Rule (Part 2): Increased Emphasis on Exposure

Published on October 1, 2016

The finalized GRAS rule and associated Federal Register Notice1 emphasizes the FDA’s opinion that dietary…

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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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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 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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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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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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A New Millennium of Technology and Food Science: The Death of Common Use as a Basis for GRAS

Published on October 1, 2015

The regulation and innovation responsible for the approximate 70% reduction in food spending since 1950[1]…

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Thank you for joining us at Society of Toxicology’s (SOT) ToxExpo 2015

Published on April 1, 2015

Society of Toxicology’s (SOT) 54th annual meeting held March 22nd-26th in San Diego, California. ToxExpo…

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What’s Next for the GRAS Process?

Published on August 1, 2014

There is no disputing the fact that the Generally Recognized As Safe (GRAS) process is…

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Pet Food Ingredient Regulations: The Elephant in the Room

Published on July 1, 2014

Time is running out for pet food ingredient suppliers to conform to Federal regulations for…

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