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74.250 Orange B.

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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: 21CFR74.250]



[Page 389]

 

                        TITLE 21--FOOD AND DRUGS

 

CHAPTER I--FOOD AND DRUG ADMINISTRATION, DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN 

                                SERVICES

 

PART 74_LISTING OF COLOR ADDITIVES SUBJECT TO CERTIFICATION--Table of 

Contents

 

                             Subpart A_Foods

 

Sec.  74.250  Orange B.



    (a) Identity. (1) The color additive Orange B is principally the 

disodium salt of 1-(4-sulfophenyl)-3-ethylcarboxy-4-(4-

sulfonaphthylazo)-5-hydro-xypyrazole.

    (2) The diluents in color additive mixtures for food use containing 

Orange B are limited to those listed in part 73 of this chapter as safe 

and suitable in color additive mixtures for coloring foods.

    (b) Specifications. Orange B shall conform to the following 

specifications:



Volatile matter (at 135 [deg]C.), not more than 6.0 percent.

Chlorides and sulfates (calculated as the sodium salts), not more than 

7.0 percent.

Water insoluble matter, not more than 0.2 percent.

1-(4-Sulfophenyl)-3-ethylcarboxy-5-hydroxypyrazolone and 1-(4-

sulfophenyl)-3-carboxy-5-hydroxypyrazolone, not more than 0.7 percent.

Naphthionic acid, not more than 0.2 percent.

Phenylhydrazine-p-sulfonic acid, not more than 0.2 percent.

The trisodium salt of 1-(4-sulfophenyl)-3-carboxy-4-(4-

sulfonaphthylazo)-5-hydroxypyrazole, not more than 6.0 percent.

Other subsidiary dyes, not more than 1.0 percent.

Lead (as Pb), not more than 10 parts per million.

Arsenic (as As), not more than 1 part per million.

Total color, not less than 87.0 percent.



    (c) Uses and restrictions. Orange B may be safely used for coloring 

the casings or surfaces of frankfurters and sausages subject to the 

restriction that the quantity of the color additive does not exceed 150 

parts per million by weight of the finished food.

    (d) Labeling requirements. The label of the color additive and any 

mixtures intended solely or in part for coloring purposes prepared 

therefrom shall conform to the requirements of Sec.  70.25 of this 

chapter.

    (e) Certification. All batches of Orange B shall be certified in 

accordance with regulations promulgated under part 80 of this chapter.










Additives that reference this regulation:


Source: U.S. Code of Federal Regulations - CFR Title 21, Part 74, Section 250


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