food additive

(s)The term “food additive” means any substance the intended use of which results or may reasonably be expected to result, directly or indirectly, in its becoming a component or otherwise affecting the characteristics of any food (including any substance intended for use in producing, manufacturing, packing, processing, preparing, treating, packaging, transporting, or holding food; and including any source of radiation intended for any such use), if such substance is not generally recognized, among experts qualified by scientific training and experience to evaluate its safety, as having been adequately shown through scientific procedures (or, in the case of a substance used in food prior to, through either scientific procedures or experience based on common use in food) to be safe under the conditions of its intended use; except that such term does not include—

Source

21 USC § 321(s)()


Scoping language

For the purposes of this chapter
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