[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. 73.40 Dehydrated beets (beet powder).
(a) Identity. (1) The color additive dehydrated beets is a dark red
powder prepared by dehydrating sound, mature, good quality, edible
(2) Color additive mixtures made with dehydrated beets may contain
as diluents only those substances listed in this subpart as safe and
suitable for use in color additive mixtures for coloring foods.
(b) Specifications. The color additive shall conform to the
Volatile matter, not more than 4 percent.
Acid insoluble ash, not more than 0.5 percent.
Lead (as Pb), not more than 10 parts per million.
Arsenic (as As), not more than 1 part per million.
Mercury (as Hg), not more than 1 part per million.
(c) Uses and restrictions. Dehydrated beets may be safely used for
the coloring of 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
(d) Labeling. 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 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.
Additives that reference this regulation: