21 CFR § 73.90 - β-Apo-8′-carotenal.
(1) The color additive is β-apo-8′-carotenal.
(2) Color additive mixtures for food use made with β-apo-8′-carotenal may contain only diluents that are suitable and that are listed in this subpart as safe in color additive mixtures for coloring foods.
(b) Specifications. β-Apo-8′-carotenal shall conform to the following specifications:
(c) Uses and restrictions. The color additive β-apo-8′-carotenal may be safely used for coloring foods generally, subject to the following restrictions:
(1) The quantity of β-apo-8′-carotenal does not exceed 15 milligrams per pound of solid or semisolid food or 15 milligrams per pint of liquid food.
(2) It may not be used to color foods for which standards of identity have been promulgated under section 401 of the act unless added color is authorized by such standards.
(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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