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Product Labeling

What is GRAS – Generally Recognized As Safe?

According to the FDA, GRAS is an acronym for the phrase Generally Recognized As Safe. It means that any substance intentionally added to food is a food additive, subject to premarket review and approval by FDA, unless the substance is generally recognized among qualified experts as having been shown to be safe for its intended…

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Light Food – What Does It Mean?

The FDA has given the following definition of the light food claim: for foods deriving more than 50 percent of calories from fat, the light product is reduced in fat by at least 50 percent; For foods having less than 50 percent of the calories from fat, the “light product” designation is either reduced in…

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