[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 74_LISTING OF COLOR ADDITIVES SUBJECT TO CERTIFICATION--Table of
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-
(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
Volatile matter (at 135 [deg]C.), not more than 6.0 percent.
Chlorides and sulfates (calculated as the sodium salts), not more than
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
(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: