GRAS


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GRAS

abbr.
generally recognized as safe (US Food and Drug Administration label)

GRAS

(græs)
generally recognized as safe: a status label assigned by the FDA to a listing of substances (GRAS′ list`) not known to be hazardous to health.
[1970–75]
Translations
gras
References in classic literature ?
It was lucky that some tins of fine preserves were stowed in a locker in my stateroom; hard bread I could always get hold of; and so he lived on stewed chicken, PATE DE FOIE GRAS, aspara- gus, cooked oysters, sardines--on all sorts of abominable sham delicacies out of tins.
A 2010 Government Accountability Office report recommended that the FDA increase its supervision of the GRAS system and "'minimize the potential for conflicts of interest in companies' GRAS determinations.
GRAS is an acronym for the phrase "Generally Recognized As Safe".
To obtain GRAS status is not as straightforward as Congress might have made it sound.
The FDA has issued a 'no objection letter' to the GRAS petition for PinnoThin[R], confirming its 'GRAS' status in applications.
3) The definitions highlighted above clearly distinguish a food additive from a GRAS substance.
If new evidence suggests that a GRAS or prior-sanctioned substance, may be unsafe, federal authorities can prohibit its use or require further studies to determine its safety.
The Flavor Extracts Manufacturers Association (FEMA), for example, also has an expert panel to determine the GRAS status of artificial flavors made from natural products.
A general recognition of safety through GRAS requires the same quantity and quality of scientific and toxicological evidence as is required by the FDA's Food Additive Petition Process.
In recognition of the serious nature of the introduction of SweetLeaf[R] Sweetener[TM] for use as a food ingredient, Wisdom has obtained a concurring opinion from the Life Science Research Office (LSRO) agreeing with GRAS Associates on safety.
Expected within six months is a letter of "no objection", finalizing GRAS status for flax by the United States Food and Drug Administration (FDA).