Naturally Confused By Neal D. Fortin, Food Product Design (02/12/2008)
Merriam-Webster defines “natural food” in 13 words. New federal rules can be expected to add a few more.
Since 1982, USDA policy has defined "natural" as a product that contains no artificial flavoring or coloring, chemical preservative, or any other artificial or synthetic ingredient. FDA has been urged to define "natural" by regulation, but has declined. Recently, USDA initiated a rulemaking on "natural" to resolve growing controversy. . . .