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Jan 14, 2013 | 08:07 AM CST

EFSA Announces Major Transparency Initiative

The organization has also opened up its scientific committee and panel meetings to external observers to promote better understanding of how scientific risk assessment is carried out.

Jan 08, 2013 | 11:54 AM CST

EFSA's Risk Assessment Deems Aspartame Safe

Notes the ingredient poses no toxicity concern for consumers at current levels of exposure and the current Acceptable Daily Intake (ADI) is safe for the general population.

Dec 19, 2012 | 11:34 AM CST

EFSA Evaluates Follow-up Studies on Two Flavorings

Panel finds 4-methylpent-3-en-2-one is not genotoxic; 4-methyl-3-hepten-5-one determination will be based on another group evaluation of a structurally equivalent substance.

Dec 05, 2012 | 11:53 AM CST

Health Canada Adds Table-top Stevia to List of Permitted Sweeteners

The results of Health Canada's evaluation of available data support the safety and efficacy of steviol glycosides when used as described.

Dec 05, 2012 | 10:40 AM CST

FDA Responds to Energy Drink Plea; Cites GRAS Standards

In response to two senators lobbying for stronger energy drink regulation, FDA says it's examining any casual risks to health, but notes other caffeine-containing products have a long history of safe use in the U.S.

Dec 03, 2012 | 12:55 PM CST

FDA Sets Uniform Food Labeling Compliance Date

Effective Nov. 28, the rule establishes Jan. 1, 2016 as the uniform compliance date for food labeling regulations issued between Jan. 1, 2013, and Dec. 31, 2014

Nov 28, 2012 | 09:46 AM CST

EFSA Concludes GM Maize, Herbicide Study Has "Serious Defects"

In a final review, EFSA also says the Séralini et al study, "does not meet acceptable scientific standards," and there's "no need to re-examine previous safety evaluations."

Oct 15, 2012 | 08:18 AM CDT

EFSA Deems Five Carboxamides in Flavoring Group Non-genotoxic

Panel evaluated substances from flavoring group evaluation 304

Oct 09, 2012 | 10:49 AM CDT

Senomyx's S2383 Modifier Gets European Union Approval

S2383 and its four initial savory flavors were identified as flavoring substances that will be considered legal for use in EU countries as of the end of April 2013

Oct 02, 2012 | 09:41 AM CDT

Senomyx Gets GRAS Status for S9632

Boosts taste in food and beverage flavor applications when sucrose has been reduced