No, the FDA does not offer an expedited process for application review. The full GRAS certification process takes 3-4 months and involves multiple stages of review before a determination is made by the FDA. Additionally, the cost for submission of documentation can be expensive since companies are required to provide comprehensive research data to support their claims. Companies should also plan for ample preparation time and resources when applying any deficiencies in materials that could delay the review process.
A GRAS certification is a testament to the safety of your product and provides you with access to multiple markets. With this certification, manufacturers can gain confidence in selling products directly to consumers, since they are sure that they are safe and effective. Additionally, the process of filing documentation serves to increase quality control measures throughout the manufacturing process. This ensures that manufacturers only produce top-quality products that meet all safety standards established by the FDA.