[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. 73.450 Riboflavin.
(a) Identity. (1) The color additive riboflavin is the riboflavin
defined in the Food Chemicals Codex, 3d Ed. (1981), pp. 262-263, which
is incorporated by reference. Copies may be obtained from the National
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(2) Color additive mixtures made with riboflavin 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. Riboflavin shall meet the specifications given
in the Food Chemicals Codex, 3d Ed. (1981), which is incorporated by
reference. The availability of this incorporation by reference is given
in paragraph (a)(1) of this section.
(c) Uses and restrictions. Riboflavin 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 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.
[42 FR 15643, Mar. 22, 1977, as amended at 47 FR 947, Jan. 8, 1982; 49
FR 10089, Mar. 19, 1984]
Additives that reference this regulation: