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Stevia petition denied

This article was originally published in The Tan Sheet

Executive Summary

FDA denies a citizen petition asking the agency to seize foods with stevia-derived ingredients, noting that citizen petitions cannot request enforcement action. The October 2008 petition, submitted by Washington law firm Coburn & Coffman, was 1denied about three months after submission, but was posted on FDA's docket Dec. 9. The petition was initially considered a threat to the eventual U.S. rollout of stevia-based sweeteners (2"The Tan Sheet" Nov. 3, 2008)

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