Originally Posted by Sambooka
FDA Approved!?? So there are chemicals in there that require FDA Approval!? WOW .. that is kinda scary .. I wonder what the "secret ingredient" is??
If someone knows .. please post it! So we can look it up ..
It's not FDA approved as was misstated. It is FDA GRAS. Voluntary program if a firm wants submit something to the FDA saying, "based on scientific whatever, this is generally safe."
Swingle (Luo han guo) fruit extract
For use as a sweetener and flavor enhancer in foods, excluding meat and poultry products, at levels determined by current good manufacturing practice, as well as use as a table top sweetener
Here's the inventory of all GRAS notices.
Tangiers itself, or Eric or Tangiers Tobacco or whatever the company, may not be on the list because the ingredient used is already GRAS (generally recognized as safe).
So, no, there's nothing scary about it. Probably a lot of sweetners added to food, etc etc, that are on the list that are probably in a lot of the shisha we smoke, food we eat, etc.