[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. 73.90 [beta]-Apo-8'-carotenal.
(a) Identity. (1) The color additive is [beta]-apo-8'-carotenal.
(2) Color additive mixtures for food use made with [beta]-apo-8'-
carotenal may contain only diluents that are suitable and that are
listed in this subpart as safe in color additive mixtures for coloring
(b) Specifications. [beta]-Apo-8'-carotenal shall conform to the
Physical state, solid.
1 percent solution in chloroform, clear.
Melting point (decomposition), 136 [deg]C.-140 [deg]C. (corrected).
Loss of weight on drying, not more than 0.2 percent.
Residue on ignition, not more than 0.2 percent.
Lead (as Pb), not more than 10 parts per million.
Arsenic (as As), not more than 1 part per million.
Assay (spectrophotometric), 96-101 percent.
(c) Uses and restrictions. The color additive [beta]-apo-8'-
carotenal may be safely used for coloring foods generally, subject to
the following restrictions:
(1) The quantity of [beta]-apo-8'-carotenal does not exceed 15
milligrams per pound of solid or semisolid food or 15 milligrams per
pint of liquid food.
(2) It may not be used to color foods for which standards of
identity have been promulgated under section 401 of the act unless added
color is authorized by such standards.
(d) Labeling. The label of the color additive and any mixtures
prepared therefrom and 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: