Food

2015 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 Food Contact Substance (FCS) Notifications 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 2015. 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 in the column entitled Federal Register Citation provides access to the text of the document.

For more information about the petition process, see Questions and Answers About the Petition Process.

Final rules for years 2000-present are also available.

DATEFEDERAL REGISTER CITATIONPETITION NUMBERDOCKET NUMBERSUBJECT

03/20/2015

06/30/2015

80 FR 14839

80 FR 31466

CAP 3C0298FDA–2013–C–1008

Final rule; amending the color additive regulations to provide for the expanded safe use of synthetic iron oxide as a color additive to include use in soft and hard candy, mints, and chewing gum; Effective on April 21, 2015.

Final Rule; Confirmation of Effective Date

06/08/2015

08/04/2015

80 FR 32303

80 FR 46190

CAP 4C0299 and CAP 5C0301

FDA–2014–C–1616 and FDA–2015–C–0245

Final rule; to provide for the safe use of mica-based pearlescent pigments prepared from titanium dioxide and mica as color additives in cordials, liqueurs, flavored alcoholic malt beverages, wine coolers, cocktails, non-alcoholic cocktail mixers and mixes, and in egg decorating kits for coloring shell eggs. Effective on July 9, 2015.

Final Rule; Confirmation of Effective Date

06/16/2015

80 FR 34274

FAP 4A4803

FDA-2014-F-0364

Final rule; amending the food additive regulations by removing the upper bound of the melting point range in the regulation for the antioxidant tertiary butylhydroquinone (TBHQ) and adding a purity acceptance criterion. This action is in response to a petition submitted by Eastman Chemical Company.

08/21/2015

10/29/2015

80 FR 50762

80 FR 66415

CAP 4C0300

FDA-2014-C-1552

Final rule; amending the color additive regulations to provide for the expanded safe use of spirulina extract as a color additive to include use in coating formulations applied to dietary supplement and drug tablets and capsules. Effective date September 22, 2015.

Final Rule; Confirmation of Effective Date

09/30/2015

12/11/2015

80 FR 58600

80 FR 76859

CAP 5C0302

FDA-2015-C-1154

Final rule; amending the color additive regulations to provide for the safe use of mica-based pearlescent pigments prepared from titanium dioxide and mica as color additives in certain distilled spirits. This action is in response to a color additive petition (CAP) submitted by E. & J. Gallo Winery. Effective date November 2, 2015.

Final Rule; Confirmation of Effective Date

 

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