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What Are The Experts Saying About Food Additives Ban Proposals?

The conversation around state-level proposals that seek to ban certain FDA-approved food additives has been filled with myths pushed by unqualified voices and lacking facts presented by those with scientific expertise in the fields of food safety and toxicology. This prompts the question: What are the qualified experts saying?

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NCA Provides Chocolate and Candy to 2024 White House Easter Egg Roll

Statement from the National Confectioners Association on the industry’s participation in the White House Easter Egg Roll: “The National Confectioners Association is proud to collaborate with the White House on the 2024 Easter Egg Roll – bringing together two time-honored traditions that have been hallmarks of the Easter season for generations. NCA’s member companies provided the treats that help families enhance this special occasion…

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Toxicologists Weigh In: Serious Consequences for Food Additive Bans

As more states consider bans on FDA-approved food additives, two toxicologists shared their thoughts on the consequences of these bills for the Institute of Food Technologists. This article gets right to the core of the issue, saying that “these allegations…stem from a fundamental misunderstanding of the science of toxicology, the linchpin of food additive safety, and the meticulous regulatory oversight by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA).”

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Those who are proposing a ban on certain FDA-approved food additives are not scientists, toxicologists or regulatory experts.

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration is responsible for evaluating the safety of food ingredients and additives. As California, New York and about a dozen other states consider pending proposals to ban several FDA-approved food additives, we agree that science-based evaluation of these additives is needed, but usurping FDA’s authority will do nothing but create a state-by-state patchwork of inconsistent state requirements that increase food costs, create confusion around food safety, and erode consumer confidence in our food supply.

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