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e-CFR data is current as of December 11, 2019

Title 21Chapter ISubchapter APart 74Subpart B → §74.1711


Title 21: Food and Drugs
PART 74—LISTING OF COLOR ADDITIVES SUBJECT TO CERTIFICATION
Subpart B—Drugs


§74.1711   D&C Yellow No. 11.

(a) Identity. (1) The color additive D&C Yellow No. 11 is principally 2-(2-quinolyl)-1,3-indandione.

(2) Color additive mixtures, for drug use made with D&C Yellow No. 11 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 externally applied drugs.

(b) Specifications. D&C Yellow No. 11 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 135 °C), not more than 1 percent.

Ethyl alcohol-insoluble matter, not more than 0.4 percent.

Phthalic acid, not more than 0.3 percent.

Quinaldine, not more than 0.2 percent.

Subsidiary colors, not more than 5 percent.

Lead (as Pb), not more than 20 parts per million.

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

Mercury (as Hg), not more than 1 part per million.

Total color, not less than 96 percent.

(c) Uses and restrictions. D&C Yellow No. 11 may be safely used in externally applied drugs in amounts consistent with good manufacturing practice.

(d) Labeling. The label of the color additive and any mixtures prepared therefrom intended solely or in part for coloring purposes shall conform to the requirements of §70.25 of this chapter.

(e) Certification. All batches of D&C Yellow No. 11 shall be certified in accordance with regulations in part 80 of this chapter.

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