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generally recognized as safe

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GRAS

A food or herbal additive that has not been formally evaluated by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) but, on the basis of long experience in its use or the testimony of experts, is thought not to cause harm when it is consumed.
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The US Food and Drug Administration has issued a final rule detailing the criteria of concluding that the use of a substance in human or animal food is generally recognised as safe (GRAS).
Thus, they are listed according to their US approved status - colour additives subject to certification, food additives permitted for direct addition to food for human consumption, substances generally recognised as safe, direct food substances affirmed as generally recognized as safe, etc.
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