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Listing of Color Additives Exempt From Certification; Mica-Based Pearlescent Pigments; Confirmation of Effective Date

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AGENCY:

Food and Drug Administration, HHS.

ACTION:

Final rule; confirmation of effective date.

SUMMARY:

The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is confirming the effective date of July 5, 2006, for the final rule that appeared in the Federal Register of June 2, 2006 (71 FR 31927). The final rule amended the color additive regulations to provide for the safe use of titanium dioxide coated mica-based pearlescent pigments as color additives in the following foods: Cereals, confections and frostings, gelatin desserts, hard and soft candies (including lozenges), nutritional supplement tablets and gelatin capsules, and chewing gum.

DATES:

Effective date confirmed: July 5, 2006.

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FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT:

Paul C. DeLeo, Center for Food Safety and Applied Nutrition (HFS-265), Food and Start Printed Page 54412Drug Administration, 5100 Paint Branch Pkwy., College Park, MD 20740-3835, 301-436-1302.

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SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION:

In the Federal Register of June 2, 2006 (71 FR 31927), FDA amended the color additive regulations to add § 73.350 Mica-based pearlescent pigments (21 CFR 73.350) to provide for the safe use safe use of titanium dioxide coated mica-based pearlescent pigments as color additives in the following foods: Cereals, confections and frostings, gelatin desserts, hard and soft candies (including lozenges), nutritional supplement tablets and gelatin capsules, and chewing gum.

FDA gave interested persons until July 3, 2006, to file objections or requests for a hearing. The agency received no objections or requests for a hearing on the final rule. Therefore, FDA finds that the effective date of the final rule that published in the Federal Register of June 2, 2006, should be confirmed.

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List of Subjects in 21 CFR Part 73

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Therefore, under the Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act (

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Dated: September 8, 2006.

Laura M. Tarantino,

Director, Office of Food Additive Safety, Center for Food Safety and Applied Nutrition.

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[FR Doc. E6-15275 Filed 9-14-06; 8:45 am]

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