Product Safety and Stewardship


Product Safety and Freedom to Operate Through Regulatory Leadership and Insight


Leading the way in product safety and stewardship

Using science responsibly is the way we operate, and we ensure we adhere to the strictest standards during development and manufacturing of our products. Nutrition & Biosciences is a world leader in science-based, risk focused regulatory oversight, working closely with regulatory bodies globally to educate and advocate on current and future technology, its safety, and its benefits to society.

Delivering Innovation through Industry Advocacy

Nutrition & Biosciences works across a wide range of industries, all over the world. To deliver the best new technology and innovation to our customers, we share insights and information with industry associations and advocacy groups so that our scientific advances are understood and accepted. We see these interactions as pivotal to our success, and the success of progress in the many industries we serve.  

Beyond Collaboration: Partnering with trade associations and industry groups


"Freedom to operate in this space is hugely important."

Product Stewardship & Regulatory Leader Vincent Sewalt explains how close collaboration within the regulatory community - from trade associations to competitors - is critical to ensuring product safety.
These jointly-developed safety evaluation frameworks are providing better choices and the freedom to operate for our customers, both today and into the future.

Our safety assessment framework

Nutrition & Biosciences played a key role in the development of best practices in safety evaluation for enzymes in the food and animal feed industries. These best practices have provided a best-in-class evaluation framework for both the FDA and regulatory bodies around the world to review the safety of enzymes, ensuring product safety with focus on the risk in use. The risk-focused approach enables faster decision making in the approval process, reducing time to market for new products of low risk.

The GRAS Process for Industrial Microbial Enzymes

GRAS (Generally Recognized as Safe) is a regulatory designation by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration that exempts a food substance from FDA pre-market approval as a food additive, if it is commonly known throughout the scientific community as safe under the conditions of its intended use.
Enzymes fit the GRAS designation very well, in part based on their history of safe use in food, in part due to the use of production strains that are well documented to belong to Safe Strain Lineages, a concept recognized in the safety assessment framework. Enzyme GRAS Notices thrive in the FDA review process with very high approval rating.
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  • Safe Enzyme Handling Guidelines

The Nutrition & Biosciences enzyme safety program has been designed to cover the key elements of enzyme safety, and provide resources to help our customers with sound risk management practices to work safely with our enzyme products.


Regulatory Expertise for Antimicrobial Products

Our Microbial Control professionals have substantial experience in the evolving framework of laws and regulations which govern the use of antimicrobial products under FIFRA, the various EU directives, and other similar regulatory schemes across the world. Our regulatory team not only adapts to industry trends, but anticipates and applies new regulatory and scientific strategies to add value to customer product development and registration pathways.
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