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73.40 Dehydrated beets (beet powder).

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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: 21CFR73.40]



[Page 341]

 

                        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.  73.40  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 

beets.

    (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 

following specifications:



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 

standards.

    (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.










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Source: U.S. Code of Federal Regulations - CFR Title 21, Part 73, Section 40


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