The Food, Drug and Cosmetic Act long has directed FDA to review food additive
petitions in 90 days, not two to five years, but the agency generally requires more time than 90 days.
E-numbers are assigned to each permitted food additive
As is to be expected in a multi-author publication, there is some variation between chapters in emphasis of treatment of different aspects of food additive
in the United States (#PF104) forecasts a dynamic, promising food additives
industry through mid-decade with overall compounded growth of 3.5 percent by 1996.
The agency also is evaluating a food additive
petition for olestra, which would partially replace the fat in oils and shortenings.
[USPRwire, Mon Jun 17 2019] Increasing awareness among consumers regarding the health benefits of using Potassium Polymetaphosphate food additives
majorly in bakery & confectionary products is likely to infuse the growth of Potassium Polymetaphosphate Food Additives
The Joint FAO/WHO Expert Committee on Food Additives
(JECFA) has completed an in-depth review of the science related to the safety of carrageenan--a soluble fiber made from red seaweed and used as a stabilizer in food--finding it to be safe for use in infant formula, including formula for special medical purposes.
"Congress established our food additive
regulatory program more than 50 years ago, and it does not stand up well to scrutiny based on today's standards of science and public transparency," said Tom Neltner, Food Additives
Project director in the Pew Health Group.
"Anytime you introduce a purified material like that, it becomes a new food additive
and needs federal regulatory approval," Johnson observes.
Consumers affect food additive
markets because the types of food that shoppers purchase inform the types and quantities of food additives
that are needed.
In 2005, the European Food Safety Authority (EFSA) analysed information on the safety of using a new food additive
, polyvinyl alcohol, as a laminating agent for food supplements.
"The yeast itself has been approved as a food additive
[by the Food and Drug Administration]," says Kondo, "so it is considered to be a suitable host for production of proteins."