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CPG Sec. 500.300 "Approved by FDA" - Use of Phrase Objectionable in Marketing or Labeling of a Food Additive



A firm that had *a regulated* food additive intended for coating paper used as a food wrap wanted to use the phrase "Approved by FDA" in connection with promoting the sale of the chemical to firms making food wrapping materials.


FDA objects strongly to the phrase "Approved by FDA" in connection with the marketing or labeling of a product which has been processed through the food additives regulations.

There is no objection to a firm providing information that it *is selling a regulated* food additive in response to an inquiry received from a customer or other interested party, nor is there any objection to it's issuing guarantees that shipments of the chemical are in *compliance with* of the food additive provisions of the Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act.

*Material between asterisks is new or revised.*

Issued: 9/23/76
Revised: 10/1/80
Reissued: 6/27/88
Revised: 8/96