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U.S. Department of Health and Human Services

Food Additive and Color Additive Petitions Under Review or Held in Abeyance

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April 20, 2021

The following table is a listing of food additive and color additive petitions filed by FDA's Office of Food Additive Safety (OFAS) that are either under active review or held in abeyance as of the date shown above. This list does not reflect petitions filed after that date, or any change in status for the listed petitions that has occurred after that date.

Abeyance is an administrative category of petitions that are filed but non-active because of deficiencies that were identified during FDA’s review. A petition remains in abeyance until either the petitioner provides OFAS with the required information, requests a final decision based on the data currently in the petition, or requests withdrawal of the petition. When the petitioner provides the information required to address all deficiencies, the petition may be refiled resulting in a new filing date.

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Petition Type/Number
(sorted A-Z)
Status Petitioner Title
CAP 0C0288 held in abeyance Biocompatibles UK Ltd. Use of C.I. Reactive Blue No. 4 [2-anthracenesulfonic acid, 1-amino-4-(3-((4,6-dichloro-s-triazin-2-yl)amino)-4-sulfoanilino)-9,10-dihydro-9,10-dioxo, disodium salt] (CAS Reg. No. 4499018) reacted with polyvinyl alcohol as a color additive in vascular embolization devices.
CAP 0C0316 under review Hogan Lovells US LLP on behalf of GNT To amend 21 CFR 73.530 to provide for the safe use of spirulina extract in beverages, plant-based products, and seasoning mixes.
CAP 0C0317 under review Ecoflora SAS To amend the color additive regulations in 21 CFR 73 to provide for the safe use of jagua (genipin-glycine) blue in various food categories at levels consistent with good manufacturing practice.
CAP 0C0318 under review Colorcon, Inc. To amend the color additive regulations in 21 CFR 73.70 to expand the safe use of calcium carbonate to include use in dietary supplement tablets and capsules, including coatings and printing inks.
CAP 1C0319 under review Gardenia Blue Interest Group To amend the color additive regulations in 21 CFR 73 to provide for the safe use of Gardenia Blue Powder for use as a color additive in various foods
CAP 5C0303 under review Aker BioMarine Use of Antarctic krill meal, the ground and dried tissue of Euphausia superba (Antarctic krill) with or without removal of the lipid fraction, as suitable and safe for use as a nutritional additive in feed for salmonids subject to the conditions that levels do not exceed 4% in feed for freshwater salmonids and 12% for marine salmonids.
CAP 6C0281 held in abeyance FMC Health and Nutrition To amend the color additive regulations in 21 CFR 73.125 to provide for the safe use of sodium copper chlorophyllin to include foods generally (with the exception of meat, poultry, fish, and standardized foods)
CAP 8C0312 under review GW Cosmetics GmbH To amend 21 CFR Part 73 to provide for the safe use of silver nitrate in professional-use only cosmetics to color eyebrows and eyelashes.
CAP 8C0313 under review Sensient Colors, LLC Use of an aqueous extract of butterfly pea flower (Clitoria ternatea) as a color additive in various foods
FAP 0A4216 under review Glenn Scott Petition to prohibit the use of BHA.
FAP 0A4824 held in abeyance Unilever To amend food additive regulations to provide for the safe use of potassium iodate in salt added to select food categories as a source of dietary iodine
FAP 1A2671 held in abeyance U S Department of Commerce Sodium nitrite in white fish
FAP 1A4827 under review General Mills, Inc. To amend the food additive regulations in § 172.380 (21 CFR 172.380) Vitamin D3 to provide for the safe use of vitamin D3 as a nutrient supplement in yogurt at a level higher than what is currently permitted.
FAP 2A3672 held in abeyance Calorie Control Council (CCC) Cyclamate (cyclamic acid, calcium cyclamate, and sodium cyclamate)
FAP 2B4312 held in abeyance American Meat Institute Single-use rubber threads used in the processing and packaging of food, including meat and poultry
FAP 2M4741 held in abeyance Steris Corp Approved sources of gamma rays from sealed units of the radionuclides cobalt-60 or cesium-137 to reduce microorganisms on dietary supplements and nutritional function foods
FAP 4M4807 held in abeyance Casa de Mesquite, LLC Use of ionizing radiation to treat mesquite bean flour
FAP 6A3930 under review RHM Research England Mycoprotein (mycelium fusarium graminearum) as a nutrient supplement in frozen entrees.
FAP 6B4815 under review Breast Cancer Fund, Center for Environmental Health, Center for Food Safety, Center for Science In The Public Interest, Clean Water Action, Consumer Federation of America, Earthjustice, Environmental Defense Fund, Improving Kids' Environment, Learning Disabilities Association of America, and Natural Resources Defense Council Request FDA to revoke and/or amend existing regulations in Title 21 of the Code of Federal Regulations of 28 ortho-phthalates as food contact substances
FAP 8A4772 held in abeyance Lubrizol Advanced Materials, Inc. Use of cassia gum as a stabilizer in frozen dairy desserts and to improve texture and water retention in cheeses, meat and poultry products
FAP 8B4820 under review Flexible Vinyl Alliance (FVA) To amend our food additive regulations to no longer provide for the use of 26 ortho-phthalates in various food-contact applications because these uses have been permanently abandoned
FAP 8M4822 held in abeyance Gateway America LLC To amend our food additive regulations to provide for the safe use of sources of ionizing radiation to control food-borne pathogens in finfish and flatfish.
FAP 9A4823 under review Kellogg Company To amend food additive regulations to provide for the safe use of vitamin D3 in breakfast cereals as defined in 21 CFR § 170.3(n)(4) and in grain-based nutrition bars (e.g., granola bars)
FAP 9M4697 held in abeyance Grocery Manufacturers Association (formerly National Food Processors Assn.) Use of ionizing radiation on certain refrigerated, frozen or dried meat, poultry, fruit or vegetable products

Petition Type/Number
(sorted A-Z)
Status Petitioner Title