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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: 21CFR73.200]



[Page 348-349]

 

                        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.  73.200  Synthetic iron oxide.



    (a) Identity. (1) The color additive synthetic iron oxide consists 

of any one or any combination of synthetically prepared iron oxides, 

including the hydrated forms. It is free from admixture with other 

substances.

    (2) Color additive mixtures for food use made with synthetic iron 

oxide may contain only those diluents that are suitable and that are 

listed in this subpart as safe for use in color additive mixtures for 

coloring foods.

    (b) Specifications. (1) Synthetic iron oxide for human food use 

shall conform to the following specifications:



Arsenic (as As), not more than 3 parts per million.

Lead (as Pb), not more than 10 parts per million.

Mercury (as Hg) , not more than 1 part per million.



    (2) Synthetic iron oxide for dog and cat food use shall conform to 

the following specifications:



Arsenic (as As), not more than 5 parts per million.

Lead (as Pb), not more than 20 parts per million.

Mercury (as Hg), not more than 3 parts per million.



    (c) Uses and restrictions. (1) Synthetic iron oxide may be safely 

used for the coloring of sausage casings intended for human consumption 

in an amount not exceeding 0.10 percent by weight of the finished food.

    (2) Synthetic iron oxide may be safely used for the coloring of dog 

and cat foods in an amount not exceeding 0.25 percent by weight of the 

finished food.

    (d) Labeling requirements. The label of the color additive and any 

mixture prepared therefrom intended solely or in part for coloring 

purposes shall conform to the requirements of Sec.  70.25 of this 

chapter.

    (e) Exemption from certification. Certification of this color 

additive is not



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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.



[42 FR 15643, Mar. 22, 1977, as amended at 59 FR 10578, Mar. 7, 1994]










Additives that reference this regulation:


Source: U.S. Code of Federal Regulations - CFR Title 21, Part 73, Section 200


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