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73.95 β-Carotene.

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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: 21CFR73.95]



[Page 343-344]

 

                        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.  73.95  [beta]-Carotene.



    (a) Identity. (1) The color additive is [beta]-carotene prepared 

synthetically or obtained from natural sources.

    (2) Color additive mixtures for food use made with [beta]-carotene 

may contain only diluents that are suitable and that are listed in this 

subpart as safe in



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color additive mixtures for coloring foods.

    (b) Specifications. [beta]-carotene shall conform to the following 

specifications:



Physical state, solid.

1 percent solution in chloroform, clear.

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 3 parts per million.

Assay (spectrophotometric), 96-101 percent.



    (c) Uses and restrictions. The color additive [beta]-carotene may be 

safely used for coloring foods generally, in amounts consistent with 

good manufacturing practice, except that it may not be used to color 

those 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:


Source: U.S. Code of Federal Regulations - CFR Title 21, Part 73, Section 95


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