Color Additives in Food
Under the Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act (Chapter VII, Section 721), color additives are subject to FDA approval before they may be used in food.
The following resources are related to the use of color additives in FDA-regulated food products.
- For Industry: Color Additives
- For Industry: Color Additives in Food
- Consumer Update: How Safe Are Color Additives?
- Overview of Food Ingredients, Additives, and Colors
Color Additive Status List Summary of Color Additives for Use in the United States in Foods, Drugs, Cosmetics, and Medical Devices Food and Color Additive Petitions Under Review Guidance for Industry: Pre-Petition Consultations for Food Additives and Color Additives Guidance for Industry: Color Additive Petitions - FDA Recommendations for Submission of Chemical and Technological Data on Color Additives for Food, Drugs, Cosmetics, or Medical Devices Guidance for Industry: Preparing a Color Additive Petition for Submission to the Center for Food Safety and Applied Nutrition for Color Additives Used in or on Contact Lenses Food and Color Additives: Final Rules by Year