FDA awaits stevia petition

FDA awaits stevia petition

By Lorraine Heller

A recent warning letter sent by FDA has again brought the 'natural'
sweetener stevia into the spotlight, prompting the regulatory
agency to say it soon expects to be petitioned to approve the
ingredient for use in foods...

The benzene trail

Weekly Comment

The benzene trail

By Chris Mercer

The gamble by US authorities 15 years ago to let the industry deal
with benzene residues in soft drinks has failed, and instead only
kept those who needed to know in the dark.

FDA food safety statement

FDA food safety statement

The US Food and Drug Administration has released a statement on the
National Academy of Sciences' report, 'Scientific Criteria to
Ensure Safe Food'. The report has been received as a reinforcement
of the FDA's...


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