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FDA may soon make call on whether to add new dietary fibers
FDA may soon make call on whether to add new dietary fibers
After months of deliberations, FDA officials should be getting close to releasing a determination on whether 26 commonly used food ingredients — including inulin, soluble corn fiber and sugarcane fiber — would be classified as dietary fiber...
2017 plant protein ingredient update
2017 plant protein ingredient update
In 2013, the 68th UN General Assembly declared that 2016 would be the International Year of Pulses. And boy, did they call that one.
'Needed': FDA issues draft guidance for best practices for GRAS panels
'Needed': FDA issues draft guidance for best practices for GRAS panels
Hailed by experts as "needed" and "significant", the U.S. Food and Drug Administration has issued draft guidance on best practices to follow when convening a panel of experts to evaluate whether a substance is "generally recognized as safe" (GRAS).
FDA approves qualified soybean oil heart-health claim
FDA approves qualified soybean oil heart-health claim
The United Soybean Board announced the authorization of a new, FDA qualified heart-health claim for soybean oil. The claim states that soybean oil may reduce the risk of coronary heart disease.
USDA FSIS proposes to amend egg product regulations
USDA FSIS proposes to amend egg product regulations
USDA's Food Safety and Inspection Service is proposing to amend the egg products inspection regulations by requiring official plants that process egg products to develop Hazard Analysis and Critical Control Points systems and Sanitation Standard Operat...
Evaluating the efficacy of Ayurveda
Evaluating the efficacy of Ayurveda
Ayurveda is one of India's ancient medical systems, dating more than 3,000 years.