The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) and the U.S. Department of Agriculture and Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) share the approval process for the ingredients. FDA determines the safety of substances and prescribes how they should be used in a safe way. FSIS evaluates the efficacy and suitability of food ingredients in meat, poultry, and egg products.
Once a safety and suitability determination is made for use of a substance in meat and poultry products, changes are introduced in the FSIS Directive 7120.1. This directive provides inspection program personnel with an up-to-date list of substances that may be used in the production of meat, poultry, and egg products.
The updates of authorized substances are summarized below:
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