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 2007. 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.
|DATE||FEDERAL REGISTER CITATION||PETITION NUMBER||DOCKET NUMBER||SUBJECT|
|Final Rule: response to objections and denial of requests for a hearing; FDA concludes that the use of 7.5 MeV x-rays proposed in the petition for treating food is safe under the conditions set forth in the regulation codified in 21 CFR 179.26.|
|Final Rule:Listing of color additive subject to certification: D&C Black No. 3 for use in eyeliner, eyeshadow, mascara and face powder. 21 CFR 74.2053.
Final rule; confirmation of effective date
(formerly Docket No. 94F-0008)
|Final Rule: response to objections and denial of requests for a hearing; FDA concludes that the use of x-rays produced by machine sources of 10 million electron volts (MeV) or lower to inspect food, providing that no food receives a dose in excess of 0.5 gray (Gy) is safe under the conditions set forth in the regulation codified in 21 CFR 179.21.|
|8/21/07||72FR46562||FAP 6A4763||2006F-0059||Final Rule: Danisco USA, Inc.; Food Additives Permitted for Direct Addition to Food for Human Consumption; safe use of polydextrose as a bulking agent, formulation aid, humectant, and texturizer in all foods, except meat and poultry, baby foods, and infant formula. 21 CFR 172.841|
|8/22/07||72FR46895||FAP 6A4765||2006F-0225||Final Rule: Georgia-Pacific Resins, Inc.; Food Additives Permitted for Direct Addition to Food for Human Consumption; Glycerol Ester of Tall Oil Rosin; safe use of glycerol ester of tall oil rosin (GETOR) to adjust the density of citrus oils used in the preparation of beverages and to provide for the use of steam stripping as a purification method for producing glycerol ester of wood rosin, gum rosin, or tall oil rosin. 21 CFR 172.735|
|11/29/07||72FR67572||FAP 6A4767||2006F-0409||Final Rule: Safe Foods Corp.; Secondary Direct Food Additives Permitted in Food for Human Consumption; safe use of cetylpyridinium chloride as an antimicrobial agent in a pre-chiller or post-chiller solution for application to raw poultry carcasses. 21 CFR 173.375|
Federal Register Documents
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