August 13, 2016  -  The Final Rule on GRAS Notifications and new requirements for substantiation and the qualifications for GRAS Panels have been issued in prepublication form by FDA. Taking up the language of FSMA, FDA will now require submissions to be signed by objectively qualified individuals. This Final Rule will be published in the Federal Register on August 17. This is important reading for Regulatory Food Science professionals and we urge our readers not to rely upon "media" accounts usually written by journalists lacking the background to grasp the important implications of this massive 329 page document.

We post the prepublication copy below: