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Federal Register Final Rule - 71 FR 54411 September 15, 2006: Listing of Color Additives Exempt From Certification; Mica-Based Pearlescent Pigments; Confirmation of Effective Date

[Federal Register: September 15, 2006 (Volume 71, Number 179)]
[Rules and Regulations]               
[Page 54411-54412]
From the Federal Register Online via GPO Access [wais.access.gpo.gov]
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DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES
 
Food and Drug Administration
 
21 CFR Part 73
 
[Docket No. 1998C-0790] (formerly 98C-0790)
 
 
Listing of Color Additives Exempt From Certification; Mica-Based 
Pearlescent Pigments; Confirmation of Effective Date
 
AGENCY: Food and Drug Administration, HHS.
 
ACTION: Final rule; confirmation of effective date.
 
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SUMMARY: The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is confirming the 
effective date of July 5, 2006, for the final rule that appeared in the 
Federal Register of June 2, 2006 (71 FR 31927). The final rule amended 
the color additive regulations to provide for the safe use of titanium 
dioxide coated mica-based pearlescent pigments as color additives in 
the following foods: Cereals, confections and frostings, gelatin 
desserts, hard and soft candies (including lozenges), nutritional 
supplement tablets and gelatin capsules, and chewing gum.
 
DATES: Effective date confirmed: July 5, 2006.
 
FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Paul C. DeLeo, Center for Food Safety 
and Applied Nutrition (HFS-265), Food and
 
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Drug Administration, 5100 Paint Branch Pkwy., College Park, MD 20740-
3835, 301-436-1302.
 
SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: In the Federal Register of June 2, 2006 (71 
FR 31927), FDA amended the color additive regulations to add Sec.  
73.350 Mica-based pearlescent pigments (21 CFR 73.350) to provide for 
the safe use safe use of titanium dioxide coated mica-based pearlescent 
pigments as color additives in the following foods: Cereals, 
confections and frostings, gelatin desserts, hard and soft candies 
(including lozenges), nutritional supplement tablets and gelatin 
capsules, and chewing gum.
    FDA gave interested persons until July 3, 2006, to file objections 
or requests for a hearing. The agency received no objections or 
requests for a hearing on the final rule. Therefore, FDA finds that the 
effective date of the final rule that published in the Federal Register 
of June 2, 2006, should be confirmed.
 
List of Subjects in 21 CFR Part 73
 
    Color additives, Cosmetics, Drugs, Medical devices.
 
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Therefore, under the Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act (21 U.S.C. 
321, 341, 342, 343, 348, 351, 352, 355, 361, 362, 371, 379e) and under 
authority delegated to the Commissioner of Food and Drugs, and 
redelegated to the Director, Office of Food Additive Safety, notice is 
given that no objections or requests for a hearing were filed in 
response to the June 2, 2006, final rule. Accordingly, the amendments 
issued thereby became effective July 5, 2006.
 
    Dated: September 8, 2006.
Laura M. Tarantino,
Director, Office of Food Additive Safety, Center for Food Safety and 
Applied Nutrition.
[FR Doc. E6-15275 Filed 9-14-06; 8:45 am]
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