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Listing of Color Additives Exempt From Certification; Spirulina Extract; 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 or we) is confirming the effective date of May 13, 2014, for the final rule that appeared in the Federal Register of April 11, 2014, and that amended the color additive regulations to expand the permitted use of spirulina extract made from the dried biomass of the cyanobacteria Arthrospira platensis (A. platensis) as a color additive in food.

DATES:

The effective date for the final rule published April 11, 2014 (79 FR 20095), is confirmed as May 13, 2014.

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FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT:

Felicia M. Ellison, Center for Food Safety and Applied Nutrition (HFS-265), Food and Drug Administration, Start Printed Page 334325100 Paint Branch Pkwy., College Park, MD 20740-3835, 240-402-1264.

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SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION:

In the Federal Register of April 11, 2014 (79 FR 20095), we amended the color additive regulations in § 73.530 Spirulina extract (21 CFR 73.530) to expand the permitted use of spirulina extract made from the dried biomass of the cyanobacteria A. platensis, as a color additive in confections (including candy and chewing gum), frostings, ice cream and frozen desserts, dessert coatings and toppings, beverage mixes and powders, yogurts, custards, puddings, cottage cheese, gelatin, breadcrumbs, and ready-to-eat cereals (excluding extruded cereals).

We gave interested persons until May 12, 2014, 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 April 11, 2014, should be confirmed.

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List of Subjects in 21 CFR Part 73

  • Color additives
  • Cosmetics
  • Drugs
  • Medical devices
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Therefore, under the Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act (21 U.S.C. 321, 341, 342, 343, 348, 351, 352, 355, 361, 362, 371, 379e) 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 April 11, 2014, final rule. Accordingly, the amendments issued thereby became effective May 13, 2014.

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Dated: June 6, 2014.

Philip L. Chao,

Acting Director, Office of Regulations, Policy and Social Sciences, Center for Food Safety and Applied Nutrition.

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[FR Doc. 2014-13524 Filed 6-10-14; 8:45 am]

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