The U.S. FDA has established the regulatory designation GRAS (Generally Recognized as Safe). Any material that is purposefully added to food but is not a food additive, a colour additive, or an approved component is subject to the GRAS regulations. Achieving GRAS accreditation has increased in value as the food industry expands and new ingredients are researched.
Trying to navigate the varying regulatory requirements in the food & beverage, supplement, and ingredient industries can be costly, time-consuming, and often lead to refusals. These hurdles are costing global businesses a huge chunk of their profits by slowing down their timelines as they experience longer approval waiting times. This is because the Sponsor must show that their ingredient is safe when used as intended in order for it to receive GRAS status for an ingredient which requires an extensive safety review.
By successfully completing GRAS evaluations and ingredient safety assessments, you will open up more market prospects. Our comprehensive expertise in food safety, which includes New Dietary Ingredient Notifications (NDIN), ensures efficient and affordable solutions to enter new markets, launch new products, and adhere to regulatory landscape changes.
I have been working with Andrew and his team at QSS for a couple of years now. I have clients from many different parts of the world and each situation requires expertise and focus, which I’m getting from QSS. I highly recommend Andrew and QSS to any perspective client who wants to “get it right” regarding Canadian and cross border compliance.