Food

Food and Color Additive Petitions Under Review

March 2015

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 26, 2015. 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.

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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.
Signature Brands, LLCCAP 5C0301 to amend the color additive regulations in 21 CFR 73.350 Mica-based pearlescent pigments (MBPP), to provide for the safe use of MBPP in egg dyeing kits to color the shells of eggs.
E. & J. Gallo WineryCAP 5C0302 to amend the color additive regulations in 21 CFR 73.350 to provide for the safe use of mica-based pearlescent pigments at a level of up to 0.07% in distilled spirits containing no less than 18% and no more than 25% alcohol by volume and remove the current exclusion for distilled spirit mixtures containing more than 5 percent wine on a proof gallon basis.
FMC Health and NutritionCAP 6C0281 Use of sodium copper chlorophyllin to include foods generally (with the exception of meat, poultry, fish, and standardized foods)
Glenn ScottFAP 0A4216 Petition to prohibit the use of BHA.
Dean Foods/White Wave FoodsFAP 3A4801 To amend § § 172.380 and 172.379 (21 CFR 172.380 and 172.379) to provide for the safe use of vitamin D3 as a nutrient supplement in milk at levels higher than those currently permitted and vitamin D2 as a nutrient supplement in edible plant-based food products intended for use as alternatives to milk and milk products.
Eastman Chemical CompanyFAP 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.
RHM Research EnglandFAP 6A3930 Mycoprotein (mycelium fusarium graminearum) as a nutrient supplement in frozen entrees.
Natural Resources Defense CouncilFAP 4B4808 to 1) amend the food additive regulation in 21 CFR 177.1210 to no longer provide for the use of potassium perchlorate as an additive in closure-sealing gaskets for food containers; 2) revoke Threshold of Regulation exemption (TOR) No. 2005-006 to no longer exempt from regulation under the food additive provisions of the Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act the use of sodium perchlorate monohydrate as a conductivity enhancer in the manufacture of antistatic agents for use in finished articles in contact with dry foods; and (3) to promulgate a new regulation in 21 CFR 189 Subpart D to prohibit the use of perchlorate in antistatic agents for use in food-contact articles.
Natural Resources Defense CouncilFAP 4B4809 to amend the food additive regulations in 21 CFR 176.170 to no longer permit three perfluoroalkyl ethyl containing substances as oil and water repellants in paper and paperboard for use in contact with aqueous and fatty foods.

 

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