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74.302 Citrus Red No. 2.

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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: 21CFR74.302]



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                        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.  74.302  Citrus Red No. 2.



    (a) Identity. (1) The color additive Citrus Red No. 2 is principally 

1-(2,5-dimethoxyphenylazo)-2-naphthol.

    (2) The following diluents may be used in aqueous suspension, in the 

percentages specified, to facilitate application to oranges in 

accordance with paragraph (c)(1) of this section:

    (i) Suitable diluents used in accordance with Sec.  73.1(a) of this 

chapter.

    (ii) Volatile solvents that leave no residue after application to 

the orange.

    (iii) Salts of fatty acids meeting the requirements of Sec.  172.863 

of this chapter.

    (iv) Sodium tripolyphosphate, not more than 0.05 percent.

    (b) Specifications. Citrus Red No. 2 shall conform to the following 

specifications and shall be free from impurities, other than those 

named, to the extent that such other impurities may be avoided by good 

manufacturing practice:



Volatile matter (at 100 [deg]C.), not more than 0.5 percent.

Water-soluble matter, not more than 0.3 percent.

Matter insoluble in carbon tetrachloride, not more than 0.5 percent.

Uncombined intermediates, not more than 0.05 percent.

Subsidiary dyes, not more than 2.0 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 98 percent.



    (c) Uses and restrictions. (1) Citrus Red No. 2 shall be used only 

for coloring the skins of oranges that are not intended or used for 

processing (or if so used are designated in the trade as Packinghouse 

elimination) and that meet minimum maturity standards established by or 

under the laws of the States in which the oranges are grown.

    (2) Oranges colored with Citrus Red No. 2 shall bear not more than 

2.0 parts per million of such color additive, calculated on the basis of 

the weight of the whole fruit.



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    (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. To 

meet the requirements of Sec.  70.25 (b) and (c) of this chapter the 

label shall bear:

    (1) The statement (or its equivalent) ``To be used only for coloring 

skins of oranges.''

    (2) Directions for use to limit the amount of the color additive to 

not more than 2.0 parts per million, calculated on the basis of the 

weight of the whole fruit.

    (e) Certification. All batches of Citrus Red No. 2 shall be 

certified in accordance with regulations in part 80 of this chapter.










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Source: U.S. Code of Federal Regulations - CFR Title 21, Part 74, Section 302


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