Leave Well Enough Alone?

GRAS (Generally Recognized as Safe) In the August 2013 Food Technology, there is an article titled "GRAS: Leave Well Enough Alone" http://www.ift.org/Food-Technology/Past-Issues/2013/August/Columns/PERSPECTIVE.aspx.  GRAS (Generally Recognized as Safe) refers to food additives used in the USA. Our laws dictate that all ingredients added to our foods must be GRAS. We constantly add new GRAS materials to our food supply and many of these additives are flavor ingredients. The consumer will not always be aware of these new additives, because they are labeled with generalities such as "flavor". The Gaps in GRAS The article "Leave Well Enough Alone" are the thoughts of one person in the food industry. The author, Eric Greenberg writes … [Read more...]

Neuro®Sun Non Carbonated Nutritional Supplement

Appearance What's your first thought when you see the Neuro bottle? Mine is shampoo. The price is similar to shampoo as well: $2.39/bottle. For the price tag, you get a pinacolada flavored beverage, a fun bottle with a "shot glass" topper and 1000IU of Vitamin D. Vitamin D Vitamin D is the sunshine vitamin because it is produced by the body in response to sunlight. Lack of Vitamin D causes rickets(results in skeletal deformities) and is implemented in multiple sclerosis, hypertension, depression, and diabetes. Legally,a food or  beverage item sold in the United States needs FDA approval for generalized health claims. The FDA, however, allows nutritional supplements to have generalized health benefit claims. … [Read more...]