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2017 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 2017. 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.

DATE FEDERAL REGISTER CITATION PETITION NUMBER DOCKET NUMBER SUBJECT
5/4/2017 82 FR 20847 FAP 4B4808 FDA-2015-F-0537 Notification; Denial of petition: denying a petition requesting that we revoke the Threshold of Regulation (TOR) exemption No. 2005-006 to no longer exempt from our food additive regulations the use of sodium perchlorate monohydrate as a conductivity enhancer in antistatic agents for use in finished articles in contact with dry foods; issue a new FDA regulation to prohibit the use of perchlorates in antistatic agents for use in food-contact articles; and amend our food additive regulations to no longer provide for the use of potassium perchlorate as an additive in closure-sealing gaskets for food containers.
5/4/2017 82 FR 20829 FAP 6B4816 FDA-2016-F-1805 Final rule; amending the food additive regulations to no longer provide for the use of potassium perchlorate as an additive in closure-sealing gaskets for food containers because this use has been abandoned.
7/3/2017

9/20/2017
82 FR 30731

82 FR 43845
CAP 6C0306 FDA-2016-C-2570 Final rule; amending the color additive regulations to provide for the expanded safe use of spirulina extract to seasonally color the shells of hard-boiled eggs. Effective on August 3, 2017.

Final rule; confirmation of effective date.
11/7/2017

1/31/2018
82 FR 51554

83 FR 4423
CAP 6C0307 FDA-2016-C-2767 Final rule; amending the color additive regulations in 21 CFR part 73 to provide for the safe use of calcium carbonate to color hard and soft candy, mints, and chewing gum. Effective on December 8, 2017.

Final rule; confirmation of effective date.