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74.340 FD&C Red No. 40.

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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: 21CFR74.340]



[Page 390-391]

 

                        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.  74.340  FD&C Red No. 40.



    (a) Identity. (1) The color additive FD&C Red No. 40 is principally 

the disodium salt of 6-hydroxy-5-[(2-methoxy-5-methyl-4-

sulfophenyl)azo]-2-naphthalenesulfonic acid.

    (2) Color additive mixtures for food use (including dietary 

supplements) made with FD&C Red No. 40 may contain only those diluents 

that are suitable and that are listed in part 73 of this chapter as safe 

for use in color additive mixtures for coloring foods.

    (3) The listing of this color additive includes lakes prepared as 

described in Sec.  82.51 of this chapter, except that the color additive 

used is FD&C Red No. 40 and the resultant lakes meet the specification 

and labeling requirements prescribed by Sec.  82.51 of this chapter.

    (b) Specifications. FD&C Red No. 40 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:



Sum of volatile matter (at 135 [deg]C.) and chlorides and sulfates 

(calculated as sodium salts), not more than 14.0 percent.

Water-insoluble matter, not more than 0.2 percent.

Higher sulfonated subsidiary colors (as sodium salts), not more than 1.0 

percent.

Lower sulfonated subsidiary colors (as sodium salts), not more than 1.0 

percent.

Disodium salt of 6-hydroxy-5-[(2-methoxy-5-methyl-4-sulfophenyl) azo] -

8-(2-methoxy-5-methyl-4-sulfophenoxy)-2-



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naphthalenesulfonic acid, not more than 1.0 percent.

Sodium salt of 6-hydroxy-2-naphthalenesulfonic acid (Schaeffer's salt), 

not more than 0.3 percent.

4-Amino-5-methoxy-o- toluenesulfonic acid, not more than 0.2 percent.

Disodium salt of 6,6'-oxybis (2-naphthalene-sulfonic acid), not more 

than 1.0 percent.

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

Arsenic (as As), not more than 3 parts per million.

Total color, not less than 85.0 percent.



    (c) Uses and restrictions. FD&C Red No. 40 may be safely used for 

coloring foods (including dietary supplements) generally in amounts 

consistent with good manufacturing practice except that it may not be 

used to color 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 lakes or 

mixtures prepared therefrom intended solely or in part for coloring 

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

chapter.

    (e) Certification. All batches of FD&C Red No. 40 and lakes thereof 

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 340


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