Delaney clause

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De·la·ney clause

A clause of the Food Additive Amendment of the U.S. Federal law specifying that no substance that has been found to induce cancer in any animal may be incorporated into food.
[James F. Delaney, U.S. Congressman]

Delaney clause

a 1960 amendment to the 1938 Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act regulating food additives. It prohibits the use of any food substance found to be carcinogenic in humans or animals. Food products not previously found to be carcinogenic were classified historically as "Generally Regarded As Safe," or GRAS.

Delaney Clause

Public health An addition to the US Food, Drug & Cosmetics Act, prohibiting the use of food additives known to be carcinogenic in experimental animals. See Alar, Ames test, Food & Drug Administration, Risk assessment.

Delaney clause

(dĕ-lā′nē) [After an amendment in 1958 made by James Delaney, Congressman from New York]
A clause in the U.S. Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act that bans any additive that causes cancer when it is consumed by animals or humans.
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In 1958, the Food, Drugs, and Cosmetic Act of 1938 was amended to include the Delaney Clause.
Pesticide residues were originally included in the Delaney Clause but were removed with the 1996 Food Quality Protection Act.
Occasionally a genuine protection gets through the cracks, due to the odd whistle blower and/or employee fiduciary duty actions such as the Delaney Clause mentioned below.
Vroom reports, "The experiences of working across broad and active coalitions which we built in dealing with passage of the Delaney Clause reform and all the rest of the provisions of FQPA .
The so-called Delaney Clause of the 1958 Food, Drug, an d Cosmetic Act gave the FDA the absurd responsibility of eliminating any trace whatsoever of chemicals capable of causing cancer in lab animals.
Much of the concern about the health effects of chemicals stems from the overly broad application of the now-repealed Delaney clause to the Food, Drug and Cosmetic Act, says ACSH.
Delaney Clause prohibits color and food additives that cause cancer in animals.
How long did it take the food industry to get Congress to replace the zero tolerance for carcinogens in the Delaney Clause with a reasonable risk standard that took into account our current ability to detect parts per trillion of a substance?
He supports replacing the Delaney Clause, which bans the sale of any food product that contains any trace of a carcinogenic pesticide that concentrates during food processing, with a rule that would permit the presence of pesticides at levels that cause only negligible risk but would expand protection to include all health effects (not just cancer) and would include all pesticides (not just those that concentrate during food processing).
The press hailed the new act for its successful annulment of the Delaney Clause, a law long targeted by chemical manufacturers, who claim that its restrictions are archaic.
Two issues which receive special attention are the Delaney Clause in pesticide regulations, and the new method of meat inspection.