Courtesy of your federal tax dollars, let me make this perfectly clear:
Any substance that is reasonably expected to become a component of food is a food additive that is subject to premarket approval by FDA, unless the substance is generally recognized as safe (GRAS) among experts qualified by scientific training and experience to evaluate its safety under the conditions of its intended use, or meets one of the other exclusions from the food additive definition in section 201(s) of the Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act (FFDCA)1
. Any food additive that is intended to have a technical effect in the food is deemed unsafe unless it either conforms to the terms of a regulation prescribing its use or to an exemption for investigational use. Otherwise, in accordance with section 409 of the Act2
, the substance is deemed an unsafe food additive. Any food that contains an unsafe food additive is adulterated under section 402(a)(2)(C) of the FFDCA3
so...basically...you think you got a food allergy......stay away from the stuff or try a small amount. Otherwise, why should they tell you......you wanna know how to make Coca-Cola?
You go out and order the "La Fontina de Mer avec Sauce Molinere" What's in it? Only guy who knows is the head chef....not the kid plating your dinner or the server. If you suffer from food allergies, you need to take care..and maybe not eat out so much or buy stuff that has "assorted spices"