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The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has released two guidance documents regarding “generally recognized as safe” (GRAS) substances: 

Several nongovernment organizations (NGOs) have filed a lawsuit in the U.S. District Court Southern District of New York challenging the legality of the U.S. Food and Drug Administration’s (FDA) final GRAS rule, as well as FDA’s interpretation and implementation of the GRAS exemption in the Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act (FD&C Act).

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) published a final rule In the Federal Register on August 17, 2016, that seeks to clarify the process and criteria used to determine whether the use of a substance in human or animal food is generally recognized as safe (GRAS).

Senator Edward Markey (D-Massachusetts) sent a letter to the U.S.