[Federal Register Volume 81, Number 180 (Friday, September 16, 2016)]
[Proposed Rules]
[Page 63728]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2016-22289]



Food and Drug Administration

21 CFR Part 73

[Docket No. FDA-2016-C-2570]

McCormick & Company, Inc.; Filing of Color Additive Petition

AGENCY: Food and Drug Administration, HHS.

ACTION: Notice of petition.


SUMMARY: The Food and Drug Administration (FDA or we) is announcing 
that we have filed a petition, submitted by McCormick & Company, Inc., 
proposing that the color additive regulations be amended to provide for 
the safe use of spirulina extract to color shell eggs at levels 
consistent with good manufacturing practice.

DATES: The color additive petition was filed on August 24, 2016.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Celeste Johnston, Center for Food 
Safety and Applied Nutrition (HFS-265), Food and Drug Administration, 
5001 Campus Dr., College Park, MD 20740-3835, 240-402-1282.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Under section 721(d)(1) of the Federal Food, 
Drug, and Cosmetic Act (21 U.S.C. 379e(d)(1)), we are giving notice 
that we have filed a color additive petition (CAP 6C0306), submitted by 
McCormick & Company, Inc., c/o Exponent, 1150 Connecticut Ave. NW., 
Suite 1100, Washington, DC 20036. The petition proposes to amend the 
color additive regulations in Sec.  73.530 (21 CFR 73.530) Spirulina 
extract to provide for the safe use of spirulina extract prepared by a 
water extraction and filtration of the dried biomass of Arthrospira 
platensis to color shell eggs.
    We have determined under 21 CFR 25.32(r) 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 13, 2016.
Dennis M. Keefe,
Director, Office of Food Additive Safety, Center for Food Safety and 
Applied Nutrition.
[FR Doc. 2016-22289 Filed 9-15-16; 8:45 am]