21 CFR § 73.295 - Tagetes (Aztec marigold) meal and extract.
(1) The color additive tagetes (Aztec marigold) meal is the dried, ground flower petals of the Aztec marigold (Tagetes erecta L.) mixed with not more than 0.3 percent ethoxyquin.
(2) The color additive tagetes (Aztec marigold) extract is a hexane extract of the flower petals of the Aztec marigold (Tagetes erecta L.). It is mixed with an edible vegetable oil, or with an edible vegetable oil and a hydrogenated edible vegetable oil, and not more than 0.3 percent ethoxyquin. It may also be mixed with soy flour or corn meal as a carrier.
(1) Tagetes (Aztec marigold) meal is free from admixture with other plant material from Tageteserecta L. or from plant material or flowers of any other species of plants.
(2) Tagetes (Aztec marigold) extract shall be prepared from tagetes (Aztec marigold) petals meeting the specifications set forth in paragraph (b)(1) of this section and shall conform to the following additional specifications:
|Melting point||53.5-55.0 °C.|
|Unsaponifiable matter||23.0 percent-27.0 percent.|
|Hexane residue||Not more than 25 p.p.m.|
(c) Uses and restrictions. The color additives tagetes (Aztec marigold) meal and extract may be safely used in chicken feed in accordance with the following prescribed conditions:
(1) The color additives are used to enhance the yellow color of chicken skin and eggs.
(2) The quantity of the color additives incorporated in the feed is such that the finished feed:
(i) Is supplemented sufficiently with xanthophyll and associated carotenoids so as to accomplish the intended effect described in paragraph (c)(1) of this section; and
(ii) Meets the tolerance limitation for ethoxyquin in animal feed prescribed in § 573.380 of this chapter.
(1) A statement of the concentrations of xanthophyll and ethoxyquin contained therein.
(2) Adequate directions to provide a final product complying with the limitations prescribed in paragraph (c) of this section.
(e) Exemption from certification. Certification of this color additive is not necessary for the protection of the public health, and therefore batches thereof are exempt from the certification requirements of section 721(c) of the act.
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