Hello IFSQN members,
I have been reader of your questions and find the IFSQN site one of the best resources I've found for practical as well as tough regulatory inquiries. I have one of my own today.
My company produces a food grade ingredient from plant based agricultural raw material. Several customers have requested a "Natural Statement". Does anyone have a clear understanding of the definition of natural? I've check on the FDA website, but it seems vague. We do use low dosage of sodium hypochlorite and peroxide for anti microbial treatment, but both are removed in the process in a wash stage. There are not residuals.