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Jul 15, 2013 | 03:45 PM CDT

Natural Products Association Endorses GMO Labeling Bill

The NPA board of directors has endorsed the Genetically Engineered Food Right-to-Know Act that would require the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to label foods containing genetically modified ingredients.

Jul 09, 2013 | 10:26 AM CDT

PureCircle Gets FDA GRAS “No Objection” for New Rebaudioside D

With GRAS affirmation, PureCircle is prepared for immediate commercialization of Reb D.

May 23, 2013 | 09:19 AM CDT

EFSA Deems 3-Acetyl-2,5-dimethylthiophene Genotoxic

The panel concludes 3-acetyl-2,5-dimethylthiophene, which is used to give food a burnt nutty flavor, is mutagenic both in vitro and in vivo and that using it as flavoring substance raises a safety concern.

May 17, 2013 | 10:47 AM CDT

EFSA Rules Out Genotoxic Concerns for Five α,β-Unsaturated Flavorings

This panel said this conclusion can be applied to 2,6-dimethyl-2,5,7-octatriene-1-ol acetate as well as four substances which have the α,β-unsaturation in an aliphatic side-chain and are methylated in the α-position of the α,β-unsaturation.

Mar 20, 2013 | 08:46 AM CDT

EFSA Supports Euro Commission in Defining Endrocine Disruptors Criteria

Ahead of a scientific meeting in Brussels, the EFSA issues a written statement saying it’s “supporting the European Commission in defining scientific criteria for endocrine disruptors."

Mar 04, 2013 | 09:19 AM CST

PureCircle to Launch High Purity Reb D Stevia Product

PureCircle has elected to formally submit its GRAS notification to the FDA for additional safety review and hopes to launch the product as early as the second half 2013.

Feb 26, 2013 | 04:26 PM CST

EFSA Evaluates Genotoxic Potential of Two Flavorings

Panel evaluated genotoxicity of two α,β-unsaturated thiophenes from subgroup 5.2 of FGE.19 in the flavoring group evaluation 224.

Jan 28, 2013 | 10:17 AM CST

RIFM Issues Eight Flavor or Fragrance Ingredient Data Sheets

Includes benzaldehyde, α-Methylbenzyl alcohol, p-tert-Butylcyclohexanone, Anisole, Valeraldehyde, l-.alpha.-Pinene, l-.β.-Pinene and 4-Hydroxybutanoic acid lactone.

Jan 14, 2013 | 09:18 AM CST

Japan's MHLW Approves Four Flavoring Substances

They include (3-amino-3-carboxypropyl) dimethylsulfonium chloride, 2-ethyl-6-methylpyrazine, trimethylamine and trans-2-methyl-2-butenal.