- Category: ECOHEALTH
- Published: Sunday, 06 July 2014 15:28
- Written by Food Safety News
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Do you ever wonder how controversial ingredients end up in your food in the first place? For instance, why are energy drink companies allowed to add novel ingredients such as botanical extracts to their products? And why were companies ever allowed to use partially hydrogenated oils (PHOs), a major source of artificial trans fat, in processed foods? In other words, can companies add whatever ingredients they want? Or does the federal government have a say in the matter?