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Salad garnish deregulation will give producers the right to innovate and provide more choice for customers

The United States Food and Drug Administration has deregulated the manufacture of French dressings, repealing the “standard of identity” for salad garnish. The demand comes decades after the industry first called for the standards to be dropped.

The United States Food and Drug Administration (FDA) on Thursday threw out the old “Identity standard” for French dressing in a move that gives manufacturers the opportunity to innovate and create new variations of the popular American salad dressing.

The FDA has determined “That the identity standard for French clothing no longer promotes honesty and loyalty in the interests of consumers” and that deregulating its production would be consistent with other condiments that are not governed by standardization.

72 year old man “Identity standard” mandated what ingredients must be present in the sauce for it to be marketed as French dressing. Historically, the sauce has contained tomatoes, oil, vinegar, and other seasonings.

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The FDA also noted that some French dressings did not meet old standards, such as “fat free” versions, but said customers were not harmed by the producers’ variants. “In contrast, these varieties seem to adapt to customer preferences and dietary restrictions.”

The original rules for producing salad dressings were introduced in the 1950s, when supermarket shoppers didn’t have a plethora of options.

The Association for Dressings and Sauces (ADS) has argued for decades that the arrival of so many other types of dressings on the market was due to a lack of regulation.

Thursday’s decision came after ADS filed a petition with the FDA in December 2020. It was originally filed in 1998.

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