Make Our Food Safe
03/08/2010

"FDA Faulted for Giving Additives a Free Pass"

AOL News | Andrew Schneider

"A new report from federal investigators says the Food and Drug Administration has failed to ensure the safety of thousands of additives manufacturers put in what we eat.

The Government Accountability Office, the congressional watchdog agency, singled out a longstanding and controversial exception to FDA rules that for decades has concerned consumer and public health advocates. Substances "generally regarded as safe" by food companies' own scientific panels are immune from rigorous FDA analysis, meaning that manufacturers that want to include an additive in a product are often spared having to spend hundreds of thousands of dollars in safety tests and can save years in getting the product to market..."

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