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2006 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 2006. 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.



CAP 1C02732001C-0486
(formerly Docket No. 01C-0486)
Final Rule: Confirmation of Effective Date; LycoRed Natural Products Industry; Listing of Color Additive Exempt from Certification Tomato Lycopene Extract and Tomato Lycopene Concentrate 21 CFR 73.585
3/13/0671FR12618FAP 9A41551991F-0457
(formerly Docket No. 91F-0457)
Final Rule: Parexel International Corp.; Food Additives Permitted For Direct Addition to Food for Human Consumption; Glycerides and Polyglycides of hydrogenated vegetable oil for use as an excipient in dietary supplement tablets, capsules, and liquid formulations 21 CFR 172.736


CAP 8C02621998C-0790
(formerly Docket No. 98C-0790)
Final rule: EM Industries, Inc.; Listing of Color Additives Exempt From Certification; Mica-Based Pearlescent Pigments in foods 21 CFR 73.350
Final rule; confirmation of effective date


CAP 8C02571998C-0431
(formerly Docket No. 98C-0431)
Final rule: EM Industries, Inc.; Listing of Color Additives Exempt From Certification; Mica-Based Pearlescent Pigments in injested drugs 21 CFR 73.1128
Final rule: response to objections; removal of stay
8/18/0671FR12618FAP 2A47382002F-0316
(formerly Docket No. 02F-0316)
Final Rule: Intralytix, Inc.; safe use of a bacteriophage preparation on ready-to-eat meat and poultry products as an antimicrobial agent against Listeria monocytogenes. 21 CFR 172.736

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.