Food

2016 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 2016. 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
01/04/201681 FR 5FAP 4B4809FDA-2015–F–0714

Final rule: amending the food additive regulations to no longer provide for the use of three specific perfluoroalkyl ethyl containing food-contact substances (FCSs) as oil and water repellants for paper and paperboard for use in contact with aqueous and fatty foods because new data are available as to the toxicity of substances structurally similar to these compounds that demonstrate there is no longer a reasonable certainty of no harm from the food-contact use of these FCSs.

4/15/201681 FR 22176FAP
2A4796
FDA-2012-F-0480Final rule: amending the food additive regulations to provide for the safe use of folic acid in corn masa flour.
7/18/201681 FR 46578FAP
3A4801
FDA–2013–N–0888Final rule: amending the food additive regulations to expand the safe uses of vitamin D2 as a nutrient supplement in edible plant-based beverages intended for use as milk alternatives and in edible plant-based yogurt alternatives and vitamin D3 as a nutrient supplement in milk at levels higher than those allowed by the milk standard of identity.

11/1/2016

01/23/2017

81 FR 75689

 82 FR 7648

CAP 6C0305FDA–2016–F–0821

Final rule: amending the color additive regulations to provide for the safe use of titanium dioxide and [phthalocyaninato (2-)] copper to color orientation marks for intraocular lenses. On December 2, 2016, this final rule became effective.

Final rule; confirmation of effective date.

11/22/201681 FR 83672FAP 6B4814FDA-2016-F-1153Final rule: amending the food additive regulations to no longer provide for the use of two specific perfluoroalkyl containing substances as oil and water repellents for paper and paperboard for use in contact with aqueous and fatty foods because these uses have been abandoned.

 

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