[Federal Register Volume 78, Number 221 (Friday, November 15, 2013)]
[Rules and Regulations]
[Pages 68713-68714]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2013-27381]


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DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES

Food and Drug Administration

21 CFR Part 73

[Docket No. FDA-2011-C-0878]


Listing of Color Additives Exempt From Certification; Spirulina 
Extract; 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 or we) is confirming the 
effective date of September 13, 2013, for the final rule that appeared 
in the Federal Register of August 13, 2013. The final rule amended the 
color additive regulations to provide for the safe use of spirulina 
extract made from the dried biomass of the cyanobacteria Arthrospira 
platensis (A. platensis), as a color additive in candy and chewing gum.

DATES: The effective date for the final rule published August 13, 2013 
(78 FR 49117), is confirmed as September 13, 2013.

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, 240-402-1264.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: In the Federal Register of August 13, 2013 
(78 FR 49117), we amended the color additive regulations to add Sec.  
73.530 Spirulina extract (21 CFR 73.530) to provide for the safe use of 
spirulina extract made from the dried biomass of the cyanobacteria A. 
platensis, as a color additive in candy and chewing gum.
    We gave interested persons until September 12, 2013, to file 
objections or

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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 August 13, 
2013, should be confirmed.

List of Subjects in 21 CFR Part 73

    Color additives, Cosmetics, Drugs, Medical devices.

    Therefore, under the Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act (21 
U.S.C. 321, 341, 342, 343, 348, 351, 352, 355, 361, 362, 371, 379 e) 
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 August 13, 2013, final rule. Accordingly, the 
amendments issued thereby became effective September 13, 2013.

    Dated: November 8, 2013.
Susan M. Bernard,
Director, Office of Regulations, Policy and Social Sciences, Center for 
Food Safety and Applied Nutrition.
[FR Doc. 2013-27381 Filed 11-14-13; 8:45 am]
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