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2004 Food and Color Additive Final Rules

One of the charges of the Center for Food Safety and Applied Nutrition is to assure that the use of food ingredients and color additives is safe. The authority for this mission is derived from the 1958 food additive and 1960 color additive amendments to the Federal Food, Drug and Cosmetic Act. Towards this end, CFSAN evaluates new petitions to determine if substances are considered safe for addition to the food supply. When a petition for a food ingredient or color additive is approved, a regulation identifying the conditions of use is published in the Federal Register. For information about additional food ingredient review programs in the Office of Food Additive Safety, consult the Inventory of Effective Premarket Notifications for Food Contact Substances and the Summary of all GRAS Notices.

The following listing documents the Final rules issued by the Office of Food Additive Safety during calendar year 2004. The exact date of the Publication and the Federal Register citation is listed along with other identifying information that can be found in the published Federal Register document. A link to the Government Printing Office Web site below the listing provides access to Federal Register documents.

For more information about the petition process, see Questions and Answers About the Petition Process. Final rules for years 2000-present are also available.

1/15/200469 FR 23136G03161999P-5332Tentative Final Rule; National Fish Meal and Oil Assn., Menhaden Oil: amending use levels in various food categories. 21 CFR 184.1472
4/2/200469 FR 172972A47362002F-0181Final Rule; Safe Foods Corp., Cetylpyridinium chloride: as an antimicrobial in poultry processing. 21 CFR 173.375
5/24/200469 FR 294289A46521999F-0719Final Rule; Procter & Gamble, Olestra: as a replacement for fats and oils in prepackaged ready-to-eat savory snacks and prepackaged, unpopped popcorn kernels that are ready-to-heat. 21 CFR 172.867
69 FR 44927,
69 FR 52169,
69 FR 60307
7C02081987C-0023Final rule; Listing and Confirmation of Effective Date of Color Additives Subject to Certification; D&C Black No. 2. 21 CFR 74.2052
11/15/200469 FR 655404A47542004F-0066Final rule; zuChem, Inc., Mannitol, Food Additives Permitted in Food on an Interim Basis or in Contact With Food Pending Additional Study.21 CFR 180.25
12/21/200469 FR 764013M43991993F-0357Final rule; Science Applications International Corp: source of fast (high energy) neutrons to inspect containers that may contain food 21 CFR 179.21
12/23/200469 FR 768443M47452003F-0088Final rule; Ion Beam Applications: new maximum permitted energy level of x rays for treating food 21 CFR 179.26
12/30/200469 FR 783033A47432003F-0128Final rule; Alcide Corp.: acidified sodium chlorite solutions as an antimicrobial agent on finfish and crustaceans 21 CFR 173.325

Federal Register Documents

Use the hyperlink below to access Federal Register Documents from the Government Printing Office Web site. This opens the Federal Register Simple Search page. Select the appropriate volume from the list and enter the starting page number of your document in the "Search" box and click the “submit” button. Select the document and format (html or pdf) you desire from the search results.