CFSAN/FDA’s Office of Food Additive Safety (OFAS) has replaced the original Everything Added to Food in the U. S. (EAFUS) inventory with an upgraded version – the Substances Added to Food inventory. This new inventory — which contains about 4000 substances and is searchable — includes information on:
- Generally recognized as safe (GRAS) substances in
- Food additives in:
- 21 C.F.R. Parts 172 and 173
- Joint FAO/WHO Expert Committee on Food Additives (JECFA) specifications
- Color additives in
- Prior-sanctioned substances in
- 21 C.F.R. Part 181
The new inventory includes direct links to any applicable regulations for a substance, as well as additional information, such as other known names, common uses, and information by other entities (when available).
The Substances Added to Food inventory is only a partial list of food substances. However, a new search function that allows users to search multiple, related food ingredient and packaging inventories also is included. It may be searched along with, for example:
- Substances listed in the inventory of GRAS Notices,
- Indirect Additives Used in Food Contact Substances, and other
- Food Ingredient and Packaging Inventories.
Bear in mind that inclusion in the Substances Added to Food inventory of information from non-FDA entities does not indicate an FDA approval or evaluation of its permissible uses.