Close Loophole that Allows Companies Add Harmful Chemicals into Food
Published By : 30 Dec 2014 | Published By : QYRESEARCH
Before consuming any food we obviously need to know what ingredients are there in our food. Yet thanks to the loophole available in federal food regulations, many companies are continually allowed to enhance as many as 3,000 different types of chemicals to the foods we eat in our daily lives. This is without revealing the true facts to either the population or the government.
A petition drive by Care2′s Kristi Arnold is launched in the effort and encouragement to close the loophole and request Margaret A. Hamburg - U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) commissioner to take action against this issue which is also known as GRAS.
NRDC says no chemical can be recognized or regarded safe unless its chemical composition, identity, and safety is broadly determined and revealed publicly. If FDA is unaware about the identity of these chemicals nor has the documentation showing how safe they are to use, then it cannot do its job properly.
The global marketplace is increasing in terms of additives and foods and much of the products are imported into the U.S. However, this loophole sets out to be an unsettling case for public confidence regarding the safety of calls and food. It also questions whether the FDA is performing its right duty to safeguard public health. NRDC said many companies make safety decisions with the least understanding about the chemicals and the law of the science. Hence, often FDA has had many concerns about the overall safety of certain chemicals.
A vital issue by NRDC shows that companies found their chemicals safe for use in food despite the potential fact that interaction with different drugs or allergic reactions established safe doses.