Laws, Regulations, and Guidance
FDA regulates color additives under the authority of the Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act and the Fair Packaging and Labeling Act.
- Food Ingredients and Packaging
- 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 (May 2006)
- Color Additive Petitions - FDA Recommendations for Submission of Chemical and Technological Data on Color Additives for Food, Drugs, Cosmetics, or Medical Devices (January 1997; Revised July 2009)
- Guidance for Industry: Assessing the Effects of Significant Manufacturing Process Changes, Including Emerging Technologies, on the Safety and Regulatory Status of Food Ingredients and Food Contact Substances, Including Food Ingredients that Are Color Additives (June 2014)