[Federal Register Volume 79, Number 112 (Wednesday, June 11, 2014)]
[Rules and Regulations]
[Pages 33431-33432]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2014-13524]


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DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES

Food and Drug Administration

21 CFR Part 73

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


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 May 13, 2014, for the final rule that appeared in the 
Federal Register of April 11, 2014, and that amended the color additive 
regulations to expand the permitted use of spirulina extract made from 
the dried biomass of the cyanobacteria Arthrospira platensis (A. 
platensis) as a color additive in food.

DATES: The effective date for the final rule published April 11, 2014 
(79 FR 20095), is confirmed as May 13, 2014.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Felicia M. Ellison, Center for Food 
Safety and Applied Nutrition (HFS-265), Food and Drug Administration,

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5100 Paint Branch Pkwy., College Park, MD 20740-3835, 240-402-1264.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: In the Federal Register of April 11, 2014 
(79 FR 20095), we amended the color additive regulations in Sec.  
73.530 Spirulina extract (21 CFR 73.530) to expand the permitted use of 
spirulina extract made from the dried biomass of the cyanobacteria A. 
platensis, as a color additive in confections (including candy and 
chewing gum), frostings, ice cream and frozen desserts, dessert 
coatings and toppings, beverage mixes and powders, yogurts, custards, 
puddings, cottage cheese, gelatin, breadcrumbs, and ready-to-eat 
cereals (excluding extruded cereals).
    We gave interested persons until May 12, 2014, to file objections 
or 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 April 11, 
2014, 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, 379e) 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 April 11, 2014, final rule. Accordingly, the 
amendments issued thereby became effective May 13, 2014.

    Dated: June 6, 2014.
Philip L. Chao,
Acting Director, Office of Regulations, Policy and Social Sciences, 
Center for Food Safety and Applied Nutrition.
[FR Doc. 2014-13524 Filed 6-10-14; 8:45 am]
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