[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. 73.500 Saffron.
(a) Identity. (1) The color additive saffron is the dried stigma of
Crocus sativus L. The definition of saffron 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 saffron under section 401 of
(2) Color additive mixtures made with saffron may contain as
diluents only those substances listed in this subpart as safe and
suitable in color additive mixtures for coloring foods.
(b) Uses and restrictions. Saffron 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
(c) Labeling. The color additive and any mixtures intended solely or
for coloring purposes prepared therefrom shall bear, in addition to the
other information required by the act, labeling in accordance with the
provisions of Sec. 70.25 of this chapter.
(d) 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 500
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