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73.169 Grape color extract.

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[Code of Federal Regulations]

[Title 21, Volume 1]

[Revised as of April 1, 2006]

From the U.S. Government Printing Office via GPO Access

[CITE: 21CFR73.169]



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                        TITLE 21--FOOD AND DRUGS

 

CHAPTER I--FOOD AND DRUG ADMINISTRATION, DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN 

                                SERVICES

 

PART 73_LISTING OF COLOR ADDITIVES EXEMPT FROM CERTIFICATION--Table 

of Contents

 

                             Subpart A_Foods

 

Sec.  73.169  Grape color extract.



    (a) Identity. (1) The color additive grape color extract is an 

aqueous solution of anthocyanin grape pigments made from Concord grapes 

or a dehydrated water soluble powder prepared from the aqueous solution. 

The aqueous solution is prepared by extracting the pigments from 

precipitated lees produced during the storage of Concord grape juice. It 

contains the common components of grape juice, namely anthocyanins, 

tartrates, malates, sugars, and minerals, etc., but not in the same 

proportion as found in grape juice. The dehydrated water soluble



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powder is prepared by spray drying the aqueous solution containing added 

malto-dextrin.

    (2) Color additive mixtures for food use made with grape color 

extract may contain only those diluents listed in this subpart as safe 

and suitable in color additive mixtures for coloring foods.

    (b) Specifications. Grape color extract shall conform to the 

following specifications: Pesticide residues, not more than permitted in 

or on grapes by regulations promulgated under section 408 of the Federal 

Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act. Lead (as Pb), not more than 10 parts per 

million. Arsenic (as As), not more than 1 part per million.

    (c) Uses and restrictions. Grape color extract may be safely used 

for the coloring of nonbeverage food, except that it may not be used to 

color foods for which standards of identity have been promulgated under 

section 401 of the act, unless the use of added color is authorized by 

such standards.

    (d) Labeling. The color additive and any mixtures prepared therefrom 

intended solely or in part for coloring purposes shall bear, in addition 

to the other information required by the act, labeling in accordance 

with the provisions of Sec.  70.25 of this chapter.

    (e) Exemption from certification. Certification of this color 

additive is not necessary for the protection of the public health, and 

therefore batches are exempt from the certification requirements of 

section 721(c) of the Act.



[46 FR 47532, Sept. 29, 1981]










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Source: U.S. Code of Federal Regulations - CFR Title 21, Part 73, Section 169


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