[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. 73.185 Haematococcus algae meal.
(a) Identity. (1) The color additive haematococcus algae meal
consists of the comminuted and dried cells of the alga Haematococcus
(2) Haematococcus algae meal may be added to the fish feed only as a
component of a stabilized color additive mixture. Color additive
fish feed use made with haematococcus algae meal may contain only those
diluents that are suitable and are listed in this subpart as safe for
use in color additive mixtures for coloring foods.
(b) Specifications. Haematococcus algae meal shall conform to the
following specifications and shall be free from impurities other than
those named to the extent that such impurities may be avoided by good
Physical state, solid.
Lead, not more than 5 parts per million.
Arsenic, not more than 2 parts per million.
Mercury, not more than 1 part per million.
Heavy metals (as Pb), not more than 10 parts per million.
Astaxanthin, not less than 1.5 percent.
(c) Uses and restrictions. Haematococcus algae meal may be safely
used in the feed of salmonid fish in accordance with the following
(1) The color additive is used to enhance the pink to orange-red
color of the flesh of salmonid fish.
(2) The quantity of astaxanthin in finished feed, from haematococcus
algae meal when used alone or in combination with other astaxanthin
color additive sources listed in this part 73, shall not exceed 80
milligrams per kilogram (72 grams per ton) of finished feed.
(d) Labeling requirements. (1) The labeling of the color additive
and any premixes prepared therefrom shall bear expiration dates for the
sealed and open container (established through generally accepted
stability testing methods), other information required by Sec. 70.25 of
this chapter, and adequate directions to prepare a final product
complying with the limitations prescribed in paragraph (c) of this
(2) The presence of the color additive in finished fish feed
prepared according to paragraph (c) of this section shall be declared in
accordance with Sec. 501.4 of this chapter.
(3) The presence of the color additive in salmonid fish that have
been fed feeds containing haematococcus algae meal shall be declared in
accordance with Sec. Sec. 101.22(b), (c), and (k)(2), and 101.100(a)(2)
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 thereof are exempt from the certification requirements
of section 721(c) of the act.
[65 FR 41584, July 6, 2000]
Additives that reference this regulation: