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Signature Brands, LLC; Filing of Color Additive Petition

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AGENCY:

Food and Drug Administration, HHS.

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ACTION:

Notice of petition.

SUMMARY:

The Food and Drug Administration (FDA or we) is announcing that we have filed a petition, submitted by Signature Brands, LLC, proposing that the color additive regulations be amended to provide for the safe use of mica-based pearlescent pigments in egg decorating kits for coloring shell eggs.

DATES:

The color additive petition was filed on December 22, 2014.

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FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT:

Ellen Anderson, Center for Food Safety and Applied Nutrition (HFS-265), Food and Drug Administration, 5100 Paint Branch Pkwy., College Park, MD 20740-3835, 240-402-1309.

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SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION:

Under section 721(d)(1) of the Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act (21 U.S.C. 379e(d)(1)), we are giving notice that we have filed a color additive petition (CAP 5C0301), submitted by Signature Brands, LLC, c/o Keller and Heckman, LLP, 1001 G Street NW., Suite 500 West, Washington, DC 20001. The petition proposes to amend the color additive regulations in § 73.350 Mica-based pearlescent pigments (21 CFR 73.350), to provide for the safe use of mica-based pearlescent pigments in egg decorating kits for coloring shell eggs.

We have determined under 21 CFR 25.32(r) that this action is of a type that does not individually or cumulatively have a significant effect on the human environment. Therefore, neither an environmental assessment nor an environmental impact statement is required.

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Dated: January 30, 2015.

Dennis M. Keefe,

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

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[FR Doc. 2015-02239 Filed 2-4-15; 8:45 am]

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