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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How do the activities of USDA’s Food Safety Inspection Service differ from the activities of FDA’s Center for Food Safety and Applied Nutrition? How do I report a complaint about food bought in a supermarket? How do I report a complaint about restaurant food? Why do we still have food recalls and outbreaks of food-related illness? Which foods should I stay away from during pregnancy? What are the different types of fat that a food can contain? How are they different? Did you know that a store can sell food past the expiration date?
What do consumers need to know about the recall of shell eggs? Are foods made with "organic" ingredients safer than those made with ingredients from other sources? Who makes sure the food I buy at the grocery store is safe to eat? How often does FDA inspect food manufacturing facilities? Does FDA inspect grocery stores, restaurants, or dollar stores? When previously recalled products are back on the shelves, how can I be sure that it is okay to buy them? Does FDA have any other food safety materials? Does FDA approve the color additives used in food? If so, how does FDA determine their safety?
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