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Answering Petition, FDA Removes 7 Food Chemicals From Approved List

October 05, 2018
Consumer advocates claimed victory after successfully petitioning FDA to de-list six carcinogenic flavoring chemicals from its food additives list over 50 years since their initial approval, effectively banning the substances from being used in food. FDA also de-listed a seventh chemical due to its falling out of use in industry. The advocates raised concerns that the agency lacks a process to routinely revisit earlier approvals when food additives are later shown to cause cancer. The food industry now has two...