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color additive

Any dye, pigment, or substance that can impart color when added or applied to a food, drug, or cosmetic. Use of color additives in the U.S. is regulated by the FDA. Food Drug and Cosmetic (FDC) colors certified for food use are FDC Blue No. 1, No. 2, and No. 3; Green No. 3; Red No. 3 and No. 40; and Yellow No. 5 and No. 6.
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The Federal Food, Drug & Cosmetic (FD&C), Act of 1938 made food color additive certification mandatory and transferred the authority for its testing from USDA to FDA.
To market a new food or color additive, a manufacturer must first petition FDA for its approval.
Impossible Foods says heme isn't a color additive as currently used in cooked Impossible Burgers sold in restaurants.
This action is based on new scientific data that show there is no longer a reasonable certainty that there is no harm from the use of lead acetate as a color additive. In 1980, based on information presented in a color additive petition, the FDA originally permitted the use of lead acetate as a color additive in certain hair dye products that are typically applied over a period of time to achieve a gradual coloring effect.
(10) A separate amendment in 1960 mandated premarket approval for all color additives, both synthetic colors (e.g., FD&C Blue 2) and "natural" colors derived from animal, vegetable, and mineral sources (e.g., cochineal extract).
Todays action is in response to a color additive petition.
As noted above, while the regulation talks generally about authorized food additives, it specifically provides that color additives be authorized for use in dietary supplements and that GRAS substances be GRAS for use in a dietary ingredient or dietary supplement.
The first set of chemicals for review includes: diazolidinyl urea, which is used as a preservative in a wide range of products including deodorant, shampoo, conditioner, bubble bath and lotion; lead acetate, which is used as a color additive in hair dye; methylene glycol/formaldehyde, which is used in hair treatments; propyl paraben, which is used as a preservative in a wide range of products including shampoo, conditioner and lotion; and quaternium-15, which is used as a preservative in a wide range of products including shampoo, skin creams and cleansers.
In addition, in June 2011, the FDA issued a warning letter to Los Genuinos, warning the company that an FDA inspection revealed that bakery items had been prepared, packed or held under unsanitary conditions and labels failed to declare a food allergen and unsafe color additive.
* Color Additive Petitions (FDA recommendations for submission of chemical and technological data on color additives for food, drugs or cosmetics) (2/93)
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