Navigating FDA’s pre-market food ingredient evaluation programs: An introduction to food additives, and GRAS ingredients
About the Session
This presentation will highlight how to navigate the agency's pre-market food ingredient evaluation programs, including the generally recognized as safe (GRAS) Notification Program, and the food additive petition (FAP) program. During this presentation, you’ll hear directly from the FDA about the Federal Food, Drug, & Cosmetic Act (FD&C Act) as it pertains to ingredients added to conventional food. You will gain an understanding of the pre-market review processes for FAPs, including timelines and FDA’s safety review of FAPs. You will also gain an understanding of GRAS and FDA’s GRAS Notification Program, including an understanding of what GRAS means, common misconceptions about GRAS, and an overview of the GRAS Notification Program, including timelines, format and structure, as well as FDA’s safety evaluation of GRAS notices. You will also hear about the 'How, when, and whys' of engaging with FDA regarding your food ingredient. Finally, you will hear some frequently asked questions and examples.