2003 Food and Color Additive Final Rules

One of the charges of the Center for Food Safety and Applied Nutrition is to assure that the use of food ingredients and color additives is safe. The authority for this mission is derived from the 1958 food additive and 1960 color additive amendments to the Federal Food, Drug and Cosmetic Act. Towards this end, CFSAN evaluates new petitions to determine if substances are considered safe for addition to the food supply. When a petition for a food ingredient or color additive is approved, a regulation identifying the conditions of use is published in the Federal Register. For information about additional food ingredient review programs in the Office of Food Additive Safety, consult the Inventory of Effective Premarket Notifications for Food Contact Substances and the Summary of all GRAS Notices. 

The following listing documents the Final rules issued by the Office of Food Additive Safety during calendar year 2003. The exact date of the Publication and the Federal Register citation is listed along with other identifying information that can be found in the published Federal Register document. A link to the Government Printing Office Web site below the listing provides access to Federal Register documents. 

For more information about the petition process, see Questions and Answers About the Petition Process. Final rules for years 2000-present are also available.

2/14/2003 68 FR 7416 0C0271 00C-1321 Final Rule; Listing of Color Additives Exempt from Certification for use in contact lenses; Mica-Based Pearlescent Pigments; Confirmation of Effective Date of November 26, 2002. 21 CFR 73.3128
2/27/2003 68 FR 9000 2A4734 02F-0160 Final Rule; The Minute Maid Co., Vitamin D3 as a nutrient supplement in calcium-fortified fruit juices and juice drinks except those specially formulated or processed for infants, at levels not to exceed 100 International Units per reference amount customarily consumed. 21 CFR 172.380.
8/5/2003 68 FR 46364 7A3997 00F-0792 Final Rule; Procter and Gamble Co.; Olestra: Removal of label statement prescribed for savory snack products. 21 CFR 172.867.
8/5/2003 68 FR 46403 NA 87F-0179 Final Rule; Denial of Request for hearing; Olestra: as a replacement for fats and oils in savory snacks. 21 CFR 172.867.
8/20/2003 68 FR 50069 8A4610 98F-0717 Final rule; Mitsubishi Chemical Corp. Sucrose Oligoesters as an emulsifier or stabilizer, at a level not to exceed 2.0 percent, in chocolate and in butter substitute spreads. 21 CFR Part 172.869.
12/31/2003 68 FR 75411 2A4735 02F-0220 Final rule; Nutrinova, Inc.; Acesulfame Potassium as a general-purpose sweetener and flavor enhancer in food, not including meat and poultry. 21 CFR Part 172.800.

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