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Event Title
FDA Grand Rounds - FDA’s Color Certification Program - Regulation and Research
June 13, 2024

June 13, 2024
12:00 PM - 1:00 PM ET
FDA Grand Rounds

About the Speaker

Bhakti Petigara Harp

Bhakti Petigara Harp, Ph.D.
Research Chemist 
Office of Cosmetics and Colors (OCAC)
Center for Food Safety and Applied Nutrition (CFSAN)
U. S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA)

About the Speaker

Dr. Bhakti Petigara Harp has been with FDA's Office of Cosmetics and Colors (OCAC) in the Center for Food Safety and Applied Nutrition (CFSAN) as a research chemist since 2000. Her current responsibilities include research and methods development for color additives and other components using various analytical techniques for the agency’s color certification program. She also is a technical expert and troubleshooter to support the FDA district laboratories in regulatory actions concerning the analysis of atypical samples of food, drugs and cosmetics containing organic color additives. In addition, Bhakti performs chemistry reviews of data establishing chemical identity, composition, stability, and manufacture of color additives submitted in support of color additive petitions. Bhakti earned her B.S. in Chemistry from Franklin and Marshall College in Lancaster, Pennsylvania.  She earned her Ph.D. in Chemistry from University of Maryland in College Park, MD. 

About the Presentation

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) regulates color additives under the authority of the Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act.  Color additives must be pre-approved by the FDA and listed in Title 21 of the Code of Federal Regulations before they may be used in FDA-regulated products. The presentation will explain the color additive petition process and how a color additive is listed for use in FDA-regulated products. We will also give a detailed look into FDA’s color certification process. The presentation will discuss research topics related to the certification of the color additives. 

Learning Objectives

  1. Describe a color additive.
  2. Identify certified color additives.
  3. Explain how a color additive gets listed.
  4. Explain certification process for color additives.
  5. Discuss certification research related topics.

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