[Federal Register Volume 77, Number 173 (Thursday, September 6, 2012)]
[Proposed Rules]
[Page 54862]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2012-21917]


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DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES

Food and Drug Administration

21 CFR Part 73

[Docket No. FDA-2012-C-0900]


GNT USA, Inc.; Filing of Color Additive Petition

AGENCY: Food and Drug Administration, HHS.

ACTION: Notice of petition.

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SUMMARY: The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is announcing that GNT 
USA, Inc. (GNT) has filed a petition proposing that the color additive 
regulations be amended to provide for the safe use of spirulina 
concentrate, made from the edible blue-green cyanobacterium Arthrospira 
platensis (also known as Spirulina platensis) as a color additive in 
food.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Raphael A. Davy, Center for Food 
Safety and Applied Nutrition (HFS-265), Food and Drug Administration, 
5100 Paint Branch Pkwy., College Park, MD 20740-3835, 240-402-1272.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Under the Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic 
Act (section 721(d)(1) (21 U.S.C. 379e(d)(1))), notice is given that a 
color additive petition (CAP 2C0297) has been filed by GNT, c/o Hogan 
Lovells US LLP, Columbia Square, 555 Thirteenth St. NW., Washington, DC 
20004. The petition proposes to amend the color additive regulations in 
21 CFR part 73, Listing of Color Additives Exempt From Certification to 
provide for the safe use of spirulina concentrate made from the edible 
blue-green cyanobacterium Arthrospira platensis (also known as 
Spirulina platensis) as a color additive in food.
    The Agency has determined under 21 CFR 25.32(k) 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.

    Dated: August 31, 2012.
Dennis M. Keefe,
Director, Office of Food Additive Safety, Center for Food Safety and 
Applied Nutrition.
[FR Doc. 2012-21917 Filed 9-5-12; 8:45 am]
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