Food and Drug Administration, HHS.
Final rule; technical amendments.
The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is amending its regulations that address food and color additives and generally recognized as safe (GRAS) substances. The purpose of the amendments is to correct minor errors and inadvertent omissions in the Code of Federal Regulations (CFR). The technical amendments made by this final rule are editorial in nature and are intended to provide accuracy and clarity to the agency's regulations.
Effective May 4, 2004.Start Further Info
FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT:
Ellen M. Waldron, Center for Food Safety and Applied Nutrition (HFS-206), Food and Drug Administration, 5100 Paint Branch Pkwy., College Park, MD 20740-3835, 202-418-3089.End Further Info End Preamble Start Supplemental Information
FDA is amending its regulations for parts 73, 172, 175, 176, 177, 178, 184, and 186 (21 CFR parts 73, 172, 175, 176, 177, 178, 184, and 186). FDA discovered that minor errors and omissions were inadvertently published in the CFR affecting its regulations that address food and color additives (parts 73, 172, 175, 176, 177, and 178) and GRAS substances (parts 184 and 186). This document makes the needed corrections.
The final rule contains no collection of information. Therefore, clearance by the Office of Management and Budget under the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 is not required. The changes addressed in this document are as follows:
1. In § 73.1(b)(2), the regulatory section citation for the identification of rosin and rosin derivatives is currently erroneously written as § 172.820 and is corrected to read § 172.615.
2. The listing for “oak moss” in the table in § 172.510(b) is being corrected. The entry under “Limitations” for this listing was amended to “Finished food thujone free1” in the Federal Register of September 6, 1967 (32 FR 12751). Subsequently in the 1972 edition of the Code of Federal Regulations (CFR) the word “free1” was inadvertently dropped from the limitation. This document adds this phrase.
3. The agency is also correcting several Chemical Abstract Service registry numbers (CAS Reg. No.) that are incorrectly listed. The agency is correcting registry numbers found in § 73.3125 Iron oxides; § 175.105 Adhesives; § 176.300 Slimicides; § 177.1632 Poly (phenyleneterephthalamide) resins; § 178.1010 Sanitizing solutions; § 178.2010 Antioxidants and/or stabilizers for polymers; § 178.3400 Emulsifiers and/or surface-active agents; § 178.3770 Polyhydric alcohol esters of oxidatively refined (Gersthofen process) montan wax acids; § 178.3910 Surface lubricants used in the manufacture of metallic articles; § 184.1034 Catalase (bovine liver); § 184.1307a Ferrous ascorbate; § 184.1434 Magnesium phosphate; and, § 186.1374 Iron oxides.
4. Finally, the agency is also correcting several typographical errors. Two misspelled terms are being corrected: “Hydroxycitronellol; 3,7-dimethyl-1,7-octanediol” in § 172.515 Synthetic flavoring substances and adjuvants and “Methyl ethers of mono-, di- and tripropylene glycol” in § 176.180 Components of paper and paperboard in contact with dry food. In § 177.1500 Nylon resins an incorrect reference to a paragraph is being corrected as well as a typographical error in the described melting point of “Nylon 46 resins.” Finally, in § 184.1090 Stearic acid the incorrect chemical notation for stearic acid is being corrected.
Publication of this document constitutes final action of these changes under the Administrative Procedure Act (5 U.S.C. 553). FDA has determined that notice and public comment are unnecessary because these amendments are merely correcting nonsubstantive errors.Start List of Subjects
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Therefore, under the Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act and under authority delegated to the Commissioner of Food and Drugs,End Amendment Part Start Part
PART 73—LISTING OF COLOR ADDITIVES EXEMPT FROM CERTIFICATIONEnd Part Start Amendment Part
1. The authority citation forEnd Amendment Part
2. Section 73.1End Amendment Part
3. Section 73.3125End Amendment Part Start Part
PART 172—FOOD ADDITIVES PERMITTED FOR DIRECT ADDITION TO FOOD FOR HUMAN CONSUMPTIONEnd Part Start Amendment Part
4. The authority citation forEnd Amendment Part
5. Section 172.510End Amendment Part
6. Section 172.515End Amendment Part Start Part Start Printed Page 24512
PART 175—INDIRECT FOOD ADDITIVES: ADHESIVES AND COMPONENTS OF COATINGSEnd Part Start Amendment Part
7. The authority citation forEnd Amendment Part
8. Section 175.105End Amendment Part Start Part
PART 176—INDIRECT FOOD ADDITIVES: PAPER AND PAPERBOARD COMPONENTSEnd Part Start Amendment Part
9. The authority citation forEnd Amendment Part
10. Section 176.180End Amendment Part
11. Section 176.300End Amendment Part Start Part
PART 177—INDIRECT FOOD ADDITIVES: POLYMERSEnd Part Start Amendment Part
12. The authority citation forEnd Amendment Part
13. Section 177.1500End Amendment Part
14. Section 177.1632End Amendment Part Start Part
PART 178—INDIRECT FOOD ADDITIVES: ADJUVANTS, PRODUCTION AIDS, AND SANITIZERSEnd Part Start Amendment Part
15. The authority citation forEnd Amendment Part
16. Section 178.1010End Amendment Part
17. Section 178.2010End Amendment Part
18. Section 178.3400End Amendment Part
19. Section 178.3770End Amendment Part
20. Section 178.3910End Amendment Part Start Part
PART 184—DIRECT FOOD SUBSTANCES AFFIRMED AS GENERALLY RECOGNIZED AS SAFEEnd Part Start Amendment Part
21. The authority citation forEnd Amendment Part
22. Section 184.1034End Amendment Part
23. Section 184.1090End Amendment Part
24. Section 184.1307aEnd Amendment Part
25. Section 184.1434End Amendment Part Start Part
PART 186—INDIRECT FOOD SUBSTANCES AFFIRMED AS GENERALLY RECOGNIZED AS SAFEEnd Part Start Amendment Part
26. The authority citation forEnd Amendment Part
27. Section 186.1374End Amendment Part Start Signature
Dated: March 29, 2004.
Assistant Commissioner for Policy.
[FR Doc. 04-10026 Filed 5-3-04; 8:45 am]
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