[Federal Register Volume 78, Number 180 (Tuesday, September 17, 2013)]
[Proposed Rules]
[Pages 57105-57106]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2013-22522]


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DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES

Food and Drug Administration

21 CFR Part 73

[Docket No. FDA-2013-C-1008]


Wm. Wrigley Jr. Company; 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 or we) is announcing 
that we have filed a petition, submitted by the Wm. Wrigley Jr. 
Company, proposing that the color additive regulations be amended to 
expand the use of synthetic iron oxide to include soft and hard candy, 
mints, and chewing gum. The petition also proposes to lower the 
specification limit

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for lead in synthetic iron oxide for human food use.

DATES: The color additive petition was filed on July 16, 2013.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Laura A. Dye, Center for Food Safety 
and Applied Nutrition (HFS-265), Food and Drug Administration, 5100 
Paint Branch Pkwy., College Park, MD 20740-3835, 240-402-1275.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Under section 721(d)(1) of the Federal Food, 
Drug, and Cosmetic Act (21 U.S.C. 379e(d)(1)), notice is given that we 
have filed a color additive petition (CAP 3C0298) submitted by the Wm. 
Wrigley Jr. Company, c/o Exponent Inc., 1150 Connecticut Ave. NW., 
Suite 1100, Washington, DC 20036. The petition proposes to amend the 
color additive regulations in Sec.  73.200 Synthetic iron oxide (21 CFR 
73.200) to expand the use of synthetic iron oxide to include soft and 
hard candy, mints, and chewing gum. The petition also proposes to lower 
the specification limit for lead in synthetic iron oxide for human food 
use from 10 milligrams per kilogram (mg/kg; 10 parts per million (ppm)) 
to 5 mg/kg (5 ppm).
    We have 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: September 11, 2013.
Dennis M. Keefe,
Director, Office of Food Additive Safety, Center for Food Safety and 
Applied Nutrition.
[FR Doc. 2013-22522 Filed 9-16-13; 8:45 am]
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