generally recognized as safe


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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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Thomas, Morristown, NJ, have self-affirmed that the Biosecur product line is Generally Recognized As Safe (GRAS) for use in various food applications.
Burcon NutraScience Corporation, Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada, has received a letter of no objection from FDA regarding the Generally Recognized As Safe (GRAS) status of its Puratein and Supertein canola protein isolates, allowing for their use in a broader variety of food and beverage applications.
TSI Health Sciences, Missoula, MT, has obtained self-affirmed GRAS (Generally Recognized As Safe) status for the use of its PUREFLEX glucosamine salts in conventional foods and beverages.
The NutraSweet Company initially tried to bypass FDA's usual approval process, contending that Simplesse must, by deinition, be safe, because all of its ingredients are considered "Generally Recognized As Safe" (GRAS) by FDA.
Since the Washington, D.C.-based Center for Science in the Public Interest (CSPI) in 1982 first petitioned the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to rescind its "generally recognized as safe" listing for sulfites (SN: 11/6/82, p.
Chrysantis, Inc., West Chicago, IL, has achieved the designation of Generally Recognized As Safe (GRAS) for its all-natural zeaxanthin, branded under the name EZEyes.
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