The Center for Food Safety (CFS) filed a lawsuit in the U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia against the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) over its Generally Recognized as Safe (GRAS) program. CFS claims that FDA is operating the GRAS Notification program under a proposed rule that was never subject to notice and comment rulemaking, essentially making the program illegal under the Administrative Procedure Act (APA).
Recently, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) made available a new standardized form to facilitate the submission of Generally Recognized as Safe (GRAS) Notifications for human food. GRAS Notification Form 3667 is intended to assist with the assembly and transmittal of a GRAS Notification. It is not intended to replace the existing GRAS Notification form; rather, it is an organizational document that serves as an extended cover sheet for a complete GRAS Notification.