[Federal Register Volume 75, Number 24 (Friday, February 5, 2010)]
[Rules and Regulations]
[Page 5887]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2010-2522]


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DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES

Food and Drug Administration

21 CFR Part 73

[Docket No. FDA-2007-C-0044] (formerly Docket No. 2007C-0474)


Listing of Color Additives Exempt From Certification; Astaxanthin 
Dimethyldisuccinate; Confirmation of Effective Date

AGENCY: Food and Drug Administration, HHS.

ACTION: Final rule; confirmation of effective date.

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SUMMARY: The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is confirming the 
effective date of December 8, 2009, for the final rule that appeared in 
the Federal Register of November 5, 2009. The final rule amended the 
color additive regulations to provide for the safe use of astaxanthin 
dimethyldisuccinate as a color additive in the feed of salmonid fish to 
enhance the color of their flesh.

DATES:  The effective date for the final rule published in the Federal 
Register of November 5, 2009 (74 FR 57248) is confirmed as December 8, 
2009.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: 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, 301-436-1264.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: In the Federal Register of November 5, 2009 
(74 FR 57248), FDA amended the color additive regulations to add Sec.  
73.37 (21 CFR 73.37) to provide for the safe use of astaxanthin 
dimethyldisuccinate as a color additive in the feed of salmonid fish to 
enhance the color of their flesh.
    FDA gave interested persons until December 7, 2009, 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 November 5, 2009, should be confirmed.

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, notice is 
given that no objections or requests for a hearing were filed in 
response to the November 5, 2009, final rule. Accordingly, the 
amendments issued thereby became effective December 8, 2009.

    Dated: January 22, 2010.
Mitchell A. Cheeseman,
Acting Director, Office of Food Additive Safety, Center for Food Safety 
and Applied Nutrition.
[FR Doc. 2010-2522 Filed 2-4-10; 8:45 am]
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