EAFUS Inventory Replaced by “Substances Added to Food” Inventory

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
    • 21 C.F.R. Parts 182 and 184
      • and prohibited substances in 21 C.F.R. Part 189
    • Flavor and Extract Manufacturers Association (FEMA) GRAS substances
      • and some substances no longer FEMA GRAS
  • Food additives in:
    • 21 C.F.R. Parts 172 and 173
    • Joint FAO/WHO Expert Committee on Food Additives (JECFA) specifications
  • Color additives in
    • 21 C.F.R. Parts 73 and 74
      • and delisted color additives in 21 C.F.R. §§ 81.10 and 81.30
  • 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:

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.

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