2014 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 Food Contact Substance (FCS) Notifications 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 2014. 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 in the column entitled Federal Register documents provides access to the text of the document.
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|
|02/25/2014||79 FR 10353||FAP 9M4697||FDA-1999-F-2405||Final rule; denial of request for a stay of effective date and for a hearing; response to objections; confirmation of effective date on the final rule that amended the food additive regulations to provide for the safe use of ionizing radiation for control of food-borne pathogens and extension of shelf life in fresh iceberg lettuce and fresh spinach; Effective August 22, 2008.|
|03/11/2014||79 FR 13540 |
|FAP 9A4779||FDA-2009-F-0570||Final Rule; Response To Objections; responding to objections that we have received on the final rule that amended the food additive regulations authorizing the use of vitamin D2 bakers yeast as a source of vitamin D2 and as a leavening agent in yeast-leavened baked products at levels not to exceed 400 International Units (IU) of vitamin D2 per 100 grams (g) in the finished food. After reviewing the objections to the final rule, FDA has concluded that they do not provide a basis for amending or revoking the regulation. Effective date confirmed: August 29, 2012.|
|79 FR 20095 |
79 FR 33431
|CAP 2C0297||FDA-2012-C-0900||Final rule; amending the color additive regulations to provide for the expanded safe use of spirulina extract made from the dried biomass of cyanobacteria Arthrospira platensis (A. platensis), as a color additive in food; 21 CFR 73.530; Effective on May 13, 2014.|
Final Rule; Confirmation of Effective Date.
|04/14/2014||79 FR 20771||FAP 1M4727||FDA-2001-F-0049||Final Rule; amending the food additive regulations to provide for the safe use of ionizing radiation for control of food-borne pathogens in crustaceans at a maximum absorbed dose of 6.0 kiloGray (kGy). This action is in response to a petition filed by the National Fisheries Institute.|
|05/21/2014||79 FR 29078||FAP 9A4778||FDA-2009-F-0303||Final Rule; amending the food additive regulations to provide for the safe use of advantame as a non-nutritive sweetener and flavor enhancer in foods generally, except meat and poultry. This action is in response to a petition filed by Ajinomoto Co., Inc.|
|8/12/2014||79 FR 46993||FAP 2A4788||FDA-2012-F-0138||Final Rule; amending the food additive regulations in 21 CFR 172.380 to provide for the safe use of vitamin D3 as a nutrient supplement in meal replacement beverages and meal replacement bars that are not intended for special dietary use in reducing or maintaining body weight and for use in foods that are sole sources of nutrition for enteral feeding. This action is in response to a petition filed by Abbott Laboratories.|