GRAS Determinations: Fact vs. Fiction

September 15, 2014

The integrity of Generally Recognized As Safe (“GRAS”) determinations, and FDA’s reliance on the voluntary GRAS notification process, has come under attack.  Critics allege that, among other things, GRAS determinations employ outdated science; GRAS determinations are rife with conflicts of interest; the safety of food ingredients should be assessed in the same way that pesticides are assessed for safety; GRAS determinations are never re-visited; and the data supporting GRAS determinations are secret.  At the upcoming ISRTP Workshop on GRAS determinations, truly qualified experts will explain the facts and dispel the fictions circulating in the ongoing debate.  Attendees will have ample opportunity to question the experts.  The Workshop will be held on October 13-14, 2014 in Washington, D.C.  Space is limited so rush to register.  A copy of the Workshop agenda and registration information are available here.