Pooja Nair Quoted in NutraIngredients, "Stakeholders go to bat over controversial ingredient titanium dioxide"
Pooja Nair, Partner, and Chair of the Food, Beverage & Hospitality practice group was quoted in NutraIngredients in an article titled, "Stakeholders go to bat over controversial ingredient titanium dioxide".
"The battle over the use of titanium dioxide as an additive is fundamentally about whether the U.S. should adopt the standards from the European Food Safety Authority or take a different approach. The Environmental Defense Fund’s petition asks FDA to repeal the FDA regulation permitting titanium dioxide, primarily based on the EFSA’s opinion that titanium dioxide is not safe due to overall genotoxicity concerns. However, the Consumer Health Care Products Association’s recent petition against the repeal opposes adopting the EFSA’s standards."
"Interestingly, the current version of the California Food Safety Act, which is on the State Senate’s calendar for a third reading, just removed titanium dioxide from its banned food ingredient list."
Pooja S. Nair is a business litigator and problem solver with a focus on the food and beverage sector. She advises food and beverage clients, including restaurant groups, mid-market food brands, and food manufacturers on a comprehensive range of issues, including employment, trade secrets, partnership disputes, contract negotiations, and intellectual property. She combines litigation experience with a strategic perspective so that legal decisions make business sense.