Food and Color Additive Petitions Under Review

November 2014

The following table is a listing of food and color additive petitions filed by FDA's Office of Food Additive Safety (OFAS) and under active review as of November 18, 2014. This list does not reflect new petitions filed after that date or any change in status for the listed petitions that has occurred after that date. This list will be updated approximately every other month.

Source Title
Wm. Wrigley Jr. Company CAP 3C0298 to amend the color additive regulations in § 73.200 Synthetic iron oxide (21 CFR 73.200) to expand the use of synthetic iron oxide to include soft and hard candy, mints, and chewing gum. The petition also proposes to lower the specification limit for lead in synthetic iron oxide for human food use from 10 milligrams per kilogram (mg/kg; 10 parts per million (ppm)) to 5 mg/kg (5 ppm).
EMD Millipore Corp. CAP 4C0299 to amend the color additive regulation in 21 CFR 73.350 Mica-based pearlescent pigments (MBPP) to expand the use of MBPP in alcoholic beverages to include cordials, liqueurs, cocktails, and certain other alcoholic beverages, and non-alcoholic mixers and mixes.
Colorcon, Inc. CAP 4C0300 to amend the color additive regulations in 21 CFR part 73 to provide for the safe use of spirulina extract as a color additive in coating formulations applied to dietary supplement and drug tablets and capsules.
Glenn Scott FAP 0A4216 Petition to prohibit the use of BHA
RHM Research England FAP 6A3930 Mycoprotein (mycelium fusarium graminearum) as a nutrient supplement in frozen entrees
Eastman Chemical Company FAP 4A4803 To amend the food additive regulations in 21 CFR 172.185 TBHQ to remove the upper bound of the melting point range specified in § 172.185(a) and to add an acceptance criterion for purity as measured by the percentage of TBHQ (not less than 99%) when tested by the titration assay specified in the most current edition of the Food Chemicals Codex.

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