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Title 21: Food and Drugs
§73.1 Diluents in color additive mixtures for food use exempt from certification.
The following substances may be safely used as diluents in color additive mixtures for food use exempt from certification, subject to the condition that each straight color in the mixture has been exempted from certification or, if not so exempted, is from a batch that has previously been certified and has not changed in composition since certification. If a specification for a particular diluent is not set forth in this part 73, the material shall be of a purity consistent with its intended use.
(a) General use. (1) Substances that are generally recognized as safe under the conditions set forth in section 201(s) of the act.
(2) Substances meeting the definitions and specifications set forth under subchapter B of this chapter, and which are used only as prescribed by such regulations.
(3) The following:
(b) Special use—(1) Diluents in color additive mixtures for marking food—(i) Inks for marking food supplements in tablet form, gum, and confectionery. Items listed in paragraph (a) of this section and the following:
(ii) Inks for marking fruit and vegetables. Items listed in paragraph (a) of this section and the following:
(2) Diluents in color additive mixtures for coloring shell eggs. Items listed in paragraph (a) of this section and the following, subject to the condition that there is no penetration of the color additive mixture or any of its components through the eggshell into the egg:
Alcohol, denatured, formula 23A (26 CFR part 212), Internal Revenue Service.
Damar gum (resin).
Diethylene glycol distearate.
Dioctyl sodium sulfosuccinate.
Ethyl cellulose (as identified in §172.868 of this chapter).
Ethylene glycol distearate.
Pentaerythritol ester of fumaric acid-rosin adduct.
Polyethylene glycol 6000 (as identified in §172.820 of this chapter).
Rosin and rosin derivatives (as identified in §172.615 of this chapter).
(3) Miscellaneous special uses. Items listed in paragraph (a) of this section and the following:
[42 FR 15643, Mar. 22, 1977, as amended at 57 FR 32175, July 21, 1992; 69 FR 24511, May 4, 2004]