The FDA just issued a new rule on foods “generally recognized as safe” or GRAS. And, according to the Center for Science in the Public Interest, the rule does not deliver on protecting people from unsafe chemicals. It permits companies to decide which chemicals are safe in foods without being accountable for their decisions.
The Center for Science in the Public Interest argues that decisions about what chemicals are safe in foods “should be transparent and unbiased.” But, the new rule allows companies to market foods they deem safe without even letting the FDA know; the companies do not even need to list the chemical additives in processed foods as ingredients. The FDA also allows companies to hire their own scientists who are beholden to the companies to determine which foods are safe.
So, the question remains, how safe is the processed food you eat? Read more from Just Care on food safety here.
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