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Patience urged over new FDA powers

Patience urged over new FDA powers

By staff reporter

Obtaining new powers for the FDA to recall food products and implement new preventative measures will take time, the Acting Commissioner has said, in a candid viewpoint that recognizes officials’ constraints.

Choosing health claims

Special edition: Applying health claims

Choosing health claims

By Lorraine Heller

In the first in a series of articles on the potential and dangers of health claims, NutraIngredients-USA.com examines the different types of claims that can be used on food, beverage and dietary supplement products in the US.

HFCS and the battle for natural

Weekly comment

HFCS and the battle for natural

It is hard for food companies not to get drawn into the temptation of using attractive label claims that may be shrouded by a veil of doubt. But the real risk comes when the 'if you don't know, don't ask' question is finally answered.

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.

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