Laws Governing Food Additive Safety
A brief background and the current status on federal regulations that apply to food additives
The Approval Process for Food Additives
Description of the information a manufacturer must provide to the FDA about a proposed food additive in the petition for its approval.
Toxicity Testing Methods
Food additives are tested for possible toxic effects and carcinogenicity.
After a food additive is successfully approved, the government continues to monitor it for safety.
Specific Food Additives
Some issues and concerns surrounding specific food additives.
Prepared Summer 1997 by Bernadene Magnuson, Ph.D.
University of Idaho, Dept. of Food Science and Toxicology - EXTOXNET FAQ Team.