Food Chemical News Features Mitchell Cheeseman in Q&A on FDA GRAS Rule

August 17, 2016

Food Chemical News featured Mitchell Cheeseman in an August 12 Q&A article titled “Interview: Cheeseman defends final GRAS Rule.”  The article discusses the criticism the FDA has received, following the recent release of its final rule on generally recognized as safe (GRAS) food ingredients.

Among other questions, Dr. Cheeseman was asked what he thinks of the consumer groups’ assertion that FDA has the legal authority to eliminate GRAS for self-determination by food companies?  He responded, “FDA may have more wiggle room than it used, but I don’t agree that they actually have the authority to do everything that these groups are asking.”

The full article can be read at Food Chemical News (subscription required).