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Food and Color Additive Petitions Under Review

March 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 March 14, 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.

SourceTitle
GNT USA, Inc.CAP 2C0297 to amend the color additive regulations in 21 CFR part 73 to provide for the safe use of spirulina concentrate made from the edible blue-green cyanobacterium Arthrospira platensis (also known as Spirulina platensis) as a color additive in food.
Wm. Wrigley Jr. CompanyCAP 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).
Glenn ScottFAP 0A4216 Petition to prohibit the use of BHA
National Fisheries Institute, IncFAP 1M4727 Use of approved sources of ionizing radiation as a physical process to reduce the food safety risk in consuming crustaceans
Abbott Laboratories.FAP 2A4788 To amend 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
Richard C. Theuer, Ph.D.FAP 3A4798 To amend the food additive regulations in 21 CFR 172.620 and 172.626 to prohibit the use of carrageenan and salts of carrageenan in infant formula. The petitioner also submitted a citizen petition requesting that 21 CFR 182.7255 of the GRAS regulations be amended to prohibit the use of Chondrus extract (carrageenan) in infant formula.
RHM Research EnglandFAP 6A3930 Mycoprotein (mycelium fusarium graminearum) as a nutrient supplement in frozen entrees
Ajinomoto Co., IncFAP 9A4778 Use of the non-nutritive sweetener, advantame, in foods