[Code of Federal Regulations]
[Title 21, Volume 1]
[Revised as of April 1, 2006]
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TITLE 21--FOOD AND DRUGS
CHAPTER I--FOOD AND DRUG ADMINISTRATION, DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN
PART 73_LISTING OF COLOR ADDITIVES EXEMPT FROM CERTIFICATION--Table
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
powder is prepared by spray drying the aqueous solution containing added
(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
(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]
Additives that reference this regulation: