Navigating the U.S. Food Additive Regulatory Program

Oct 26, 2011

The Food Additives Amendment of 1958 is the foundation for the U.S. food additive regulatory program, which oversees most substances added to food. This article is a comprehensive review of the program, and includes original analysis of pre- and postmarket safety standards for various categories and subcategories of substances and their uses. It explains the different ways that the more than 10,000 substances currently allowed in human food are regulated, and discusses how the safety reviews of those chemicals are completed by food companies, trade associations, or federal agencies such as the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA).

Read the full article, Navigating the U.S. Food Additive Regulatory Program, on Comprehensive Reviews in Food Science and Food Safety's Web site.

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