[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. 73.95 [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
color additive mixtures for coloring foods.
(b) Specifications. [beta]-carotene shall conform to the following
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
(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: