Regulatory Status of PHOs and General Food Additive Petition Requirements Webinar

Regulatory Status of PHOs and General Food Additive Petition Requirements

Tuesday, May 20, 2014

1:30 - 3:00 pm (EST)

Trans fats from industrially produced Partially Hydrogenated Oils (PHOs) have come under scrutiny by FDA.  On November 8, 2013 FDA published their Notice of Tentative Determination announcing that PHOs are no longer Generally-Recognized-As-Safe (GRAS) under any condition of use in food and therefore are food additives.  If finalized, food manufacturers would no longer be permitted to sell PHOs, either directly or as ingredients in another food product without prior FDA approval for use as a food additive.

Some food manufacturers use food additive petitions to review novel food ingredients or novel uses as well as to facilitate product reformulation and innovation. The process can be confusing and unclear.  In this pressure-packed environment, many food companies are asking what they need to do to ensure they can continue to use ingredients and additives critical to food product formulations.  

GMA’s double feature webinar on (1) Regulatory Status of PHOs; and (2) Food Additive Petitions is designed to help you keep your food business running smoothly and to help you avoid missteps in ingredient safety assessments. GMA’s webinar will help you understand the food additive petition process, and will answer some key questions on the regulatory status of PHOs.

Join us on May 20, 2014 for our double feature seminar to:

  • Hear from FDA, Dr. Mical Honigfort, PHO Project Manager, what is FDA's perspective on regulatory status of PHOs
  • Hear from a former FDA Associate Chief Counsel, Mr. Ricardo Carvajal, Hyman, Phelps & McNamara regarding the legal requirements for PHOs
  • Hear from FDA, Dr Andrew Zajac, Division Director Food Additive Petitions, regarding the regulatory requirements for submitting a successful food additive petition


Audrey Rubio      (202) 639-5928