Huffington Post yesterday published a lengthy article about regulation — or lack thereof — of food additives by the Food and Drug Administration. The bottom line:
Critics of the system say the biggest concern, however, is that companies regularly introduce new additives without ever informing the FDA. That means people are consuming foods with added flavors, preservatives and other ingredients that are not at all reviewed by regulators for immediate dangers or long-term health effects.
The article is here.