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Amendment to regulation on color additives published for the FDA

USA

Sep 09, 2021

The Food and Drug Administration (FDA or we) is amending the color additive regulations to provide for the safe use of an aqueous extract of butterfly pea flower (Clitoria ternatea) as a color additive in various food categories at levels consistent with good manufacturing practice.

Based on the data and other available relevant information, it is concluded that the petitioned use of butterfly pea flower extract as a color additive in: Alcoholic beverages, sport and energy drinks, flavored or carbonated water, fruit drinks (including smoothies and grain drinks) , carbonated soft drinks (fruit-flavored or juice, ginger ale, and root beer), fruit and vegetable juice, nutritional beverages, chewing gum, teas, coated nuts, liquid coffee creamers (dairy and non-dairy), ice cream and frozen dairy desserts, hard candy, dairy and non-dairy drinks, fruit preparations in yogurts, and soft candy is safe, provided the amount of butterfly pea flower extract does not exceed levels consistent with good manufacturing practice.

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