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Outbreak of Salmonella Infections Linked to Ground Beef

FDA Removes 7 Synthetic Flavoring Substances from Food Additives List

The FDA is amending its food additive regulations in response to two food additive petitions, to no longer allow for the use of a total of 7 synthetic flavoring substances and flavor enhancers (adjuvants).

Outbreak of Salmonella Infections Linked to Ground Beef

The FDA is amending its food additive regulations in response to two food additive petitions, to no longer allow for the use of a total of 7 synthetic flavoring substances and flavor enhancers (adjuvants).

Why don't packaged foods tell us when the contents will expire after the container is opened?

Consumers often wonder why the answers to this question are not on the jars, bags, and boxes of foods they purchase.  One of the experts who serve on the Shelf Life Advice Advisory Board--food scientist Dr. Catherine Cutter-- has provided us with the following detailed explanation: