[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. 73.300 Carrot oil.
(a) Identity. (1) The color additive carrot oil is the liquid or the
solid portion of the mixture or the mixture itself obtained by the
hexane extraction of edible carrots (Daucus carota L.) with subsequent
removal of the hexane by vacuum distillation. The resultant mixture of
solid and liquid extractives consists chiefly of oils, fats, waxes, and
carrotenoids naturally occurring in carrots. The definition of carrot
oil in this paragraph is for the purpose of identity as a color additive
only and shall not be construed as setting forth an official standard
for carrot oil or carrot oleoresin under section 401 of the act.
(2) Color additive mixtures for food use made with carrot oil may
contain only those diluents listed in this subpart as safe and suitable
in color additive mixtures for coloring foods.
(b) Specifications. Carrot oil shall contain no more than 25 parts
per million of hexane.
(c) Uses and restrictions. Carrot oil may be safely used for
coloring foods generally, in amounts consistent with good manufacturing
practice, 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 requirements. The label of the color additive and any
mixtures prepared therefrom intended solely or in part for coloring
purposes shall conform to the requirements of Sec. 70.25 of this
(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.
Additives that reference this regulation:
Source: U.S. Code of Federal Regulations - CFR Title 21, Part 73, Section 300
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