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73.295 Tagetes (Aztec marigold) meal and 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: 21CFR73.295]



[Page 350-351]

 

                        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.  73.295  Tagetes (Aztec marigold) meal and extract.



    (a) Identity. (1) The color additive tagetes (Aztec marigold) meal 

is the dried, ground flower petals of the Aztec marigold (Tagetes erecta 

L.) mixed with not more than 0.3 percent ethoxyquin.

    (2) The color additive tagetes (Aztec marigold) extract is a hexane 

extract of the flower petals of the Aztec marigold (Tagetes erecta L.). 

It is mixed with an edible vegetable oil, or with an edible vegetable 

oil and a hydrogenated edible vegetable oil, and not more than 0.3 

percent ethoxyquin. It may also be mixed with soy flour or corn meal as 

a carrier.

    (b) Specifications. (1) Tagetes (Aztec marigold) meal is free from 

admixture with other plant material from Tageteserecta L. or from plant 

material or flowers of any other species of plants.

    (2) Tagetes (Aztec marigold) extract shall be prepared from tagetes 

(Aztec marigold) petals meeting the specifications set forth in 

paragraph (b)(1) of this section and shall conform to the following 

additional specifications:



Melting point.............................  53.5-55.0 [deg]C.

Iodine value..............................  132-145.

Saponification value......................  175-200.

Acid value................................  0.60-1.20.

Titer.....................................  35.5[deg]-37.0 [deg]C.

Unsaponifiable matter.....................  23.0 percent-27.0 percent.

Hexane residue............................  Not more than 25 p.p.m.







All determinations, except the hexane residue, shall be made on the 

initial extract of the flower petals (after drying in a vacuum oven at 

60 [deg]C. for 24 hours) prior to the addition of the oils and 

ethoxyquin. The hexane determination shall be made on the color additive 

after the addition of the vegetable oils, hydrogenated vegetable oils, 

and ethoxyquin.

    (c) Uses and restrictions. The color additives tagetes (Aztec 

marigold) meal and extract may be safely used in chicken feed in 

accordance with the following prescribed conditions:

    (1) The color additives are used to enhance the yellow color of 

chicken skin and eggs.

    (2) The quantity of the color additives incorporated in the feed is 

such that the finished feed:

    (i) Is supplemented sufficiently with xanthophyll and associated 

carotenoids so as to accomplish the intended effect described in 

paragraph (c)(1) of this section; and

    (ii) Meets the tolerance limitation for ethoxyquin in animal feed 

prescribed in Sec.  573.380 of this chapter.

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

premixes prepared therefrom shall bear, in addition to the information 

required by Sec.  70.25 of this chapter:

    (1) A statement of the concentrations of xanthophyll and ethoxyquin 

contained therein.

    (2) Adequate directions to provide a final product complying with 

the limitations prescribed in paragraph (c) of this section.

    (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.










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Source: U.S. Code of Federal Regulations - CFR Title 21, Part 73, Section 295


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