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FDA Basics

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The Center for Food Safety and Applied Nutrition (CFSAN) works to assure that the food supply is safe, sanitary, wholesome, and honestly labeled.







Do You Know…
If Stevia is an 'FDA approved' sweetener?

No. FDA has not "approved" Stevia--it is neither a Generally Recognized As Safe (GRAS) substance nor an authorized sweetener.  More...


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FDA Basics: Mike Taylor

Michael Taylor, deputy commissioner for foods, on the FDA's common sense approach to food safety and nutrition and the agency's response to new challenges in the food supply. Watch FDA Basics Videos...




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