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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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August 31, 2017

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
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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. 4499–01–8) reacted with polyvinyl alcohol as a color additive in vascular embolization devices.
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 6C0307 under review Wm. Wrigley Jr. Company To amend the color additive regulations in 21 CFR part 73 to provide for the safe use of calcium carbonate to color hard and soft candy, mints, and chewing gum
CAP 7C0309 under review Environmental Defense Fund, Earthjustice, Environmental Working Group, Center for Environmental Health, Healthy Homes Collaborative, Health Justice Project of Loyola University Chicago School of Law, Breast Cancer Fund, Improving Kids’ Environment, Consumers Union, Natural Resources Defense Council, Consumer Federation of America, Learning Disabilities Association, Maricel Maffini, and Howard Mielke To repeal the color additive regulation in 21 CFR 73.2396 to no longer provide for the use of lead acetate in cosmetics intended for coloring hair on the scalp.
CAP 7C0310 under review DSM Biomedical Color Additive Petition for High Purity Carbon Black Ultra-High Molecular Weight Polyethylene (UHMWPE) Sutures
CAP 7C0311 Under review Glo Eyes, LLC To amend the color additive regulations in 21 CFR part 74 to provide for the safe use of D&C Yellow No. 8 as a color additive in contact lens solution.
FAP 0A4216 under review Glenn Scott Petition to prohibit the use of BHA.
FAP 1A2671 held in abeyance U S Department of Commerce Sodium nitrite in white fish
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 5A4810 under review Center for Science in the Public Interest, Natural Resources Defense Council, Center for Food Safety, Consumers Union, Improving Kids’ Environment, Center for Environmental Health, Environmental Working Group, and James Huff To amend the food additive regulations in § 172.515 (21 CFR 172.515) Synthetic flavoring substances and adjuvants to no longer authorize the use of seven listed synthetic flavoring food additives (benzophenone (also known as diphenylketone), ethyl acrylate, eugenyl methyl ether (also known as 4-allylveratrole or methyl eugenol), myrcene (also known as 7-methyl-3-methylene-1,6-octadiene), pulegone (also known as p-menth-4(8)-en-3-one), pyridine, styrene) and to establish zero tolerances for these additives.
FAP 5A4811 under review Grocery Manufacturers Association Uses of partially hydrogenated vegetable oils (PHOs) in select foods
FAP 6A3930 under review RHM Research England Mycoprotein (mycelium fusarium graminearum) as a nutrient supplement in frozen entrees.
FAP 6A4817 under review Styrene Information and Research Center (SIRC) To amend the food additive regulations to no longer provide for the use of styrene as a synthetic flavoring substance and adjuvant in food because these uses of styrene have been abandoned.
FAP 6B4815 held in abeyance 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 30 ortho-phthalates as food contact substances
FAP 7A4818 under review The Juice Products Association To replace current RDI percentage values of calcium in 21 CFR 172.380 (c)(1) and (2) with absolute values and to update the specifications for vitamin D3.
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 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

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