Anthony Anscombe

Regulating Botanicals in Food
The Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act requires that food manufacturers ensure the safety of their products and the truth of label claims made for those products. Over the past several years, FDA has expressed concern that botanical ingredients, while possibly appropriate for dietary supplements, are not proper in conventional foods.

The agency has warned food manufacturers that certain botanicals cannot be used in food because they are neither approved food additiv…

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