Listing of Color Additives Exempt From Certification; Spirulina Extract; Confirmation of Effective Date
Final Rule; Confirmation Of Effective Date.
The Food and Drug Administration (FDA or we) is confirming the effective date of September 13, 2013, for the final rule that appeared in the Federal Register of August 13, 2013. The final rule amended the color additive regulations to provide for the safe use of spirulina extract made from the dried biomass of the cyanobacteria Arthrospira platensis (A. platensis), as a color additive in candy and chewing gum.
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The effective date for the final rule published August 13, 2013 (78 FR 49117), is confirmed as September 13, 2013.
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Felicia M. Ellison, Center for Food Safety and Applied Nutrition (HFS-265), Food and Drug Administration, 5100 Paint Branch Pkwy., College Park, MD 20740-3835, 240-402-1264.
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In the Federal Register of August 13, 2013 (78 FR 49117), we amended the color additive regulations to add § 73.530 Spirulina extract (21 CFR 73.530) to provide for the safe use of spirulina extract made from the dried biomass of the cyanobacteria A. platensis, as a color additive in candy and chewing gum.
We gave interested persons until September 12, 2013, to file objections or requests for a hearing. We received no objections or requests for a hearing on the final rule. Therefore, we find that the effective date of the final rule that published in the Federal Register of August 13, 2013, should be confirmed.
Therefore, under the Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act (21 U.S.C. 321, 341, 342, 343, 348, 351, 352, 355, 361, 362, 371, 379 e) and under authority delegated to the Commissioner of Food and Drugs, and redelegated to the Director, Office of Food Additive Safety, we are giving notice that no objections or requests for a hearing were filed in response to the August 13, 2013, final rule. Accordingly, the amendments issued thereby became effective September 13, 2013.
Dated: November 8, 2013.
Susan M. Bernard,
Director, Office of Regulations, Policy and Social Sciences, Center for Food Safety and Applied Nutrition.
[FR Doc. 2013-27381 Filed 11-14-13; 8:45 am]
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