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December 1996 Issue

Smoke May Get in Your Eyes, But Don't Worry About Your Food

Q. In an article on summertime grilling in your July issue, you stated, "If food does char, don't eat the burned part." Does that mean that foods and snacks made with natural smoke flavor are potentially harmful as well? A. No. Liquid smoke flavoring, which is on the Food and Drug Administration's GRAS (Generally Recognized As Safe) list, is manufactured using a safe, water-based process, in which tar and other dangerous byproducts are

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