George A. Burdock

In the early 1950s, Congress discovered that of the many hundreds of ingredients intentionally added to food, few had much scientific proof that the ingredients were safe. Congress faced the prospect of removal of these ingredients from the market until the Food and Drug Administration could review them and verify their safety.

FDA responded that review of the safety and testing data would take at least several months for each ingredient. Industry was up in arms at the Herculean cost in time and …

Food ingredient approval process

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