2017/5/18 16:05:00 来源：食品伙伴网
The Food and Drug Administration is withdrawing a 2016 draft guidance on the use of fruit juice and vegetable juice as color additives based on public comments that raised substantive technical concerns. The concerns include that the guidance promoted practices that may be inconsistent with current industry practices intended to enhance food safety.
Historically, the FDA has responded to industry questions on the use of vegetable juices and fruit juices as color additives on a case-by-case basis. Color additives used in food must be approved for use by the FDA. The FDA has authorized the use of juice from certain fruit and vegetables （21 CFR 73.250 and 21 CFR 73.260, respectively） as color additives in food. The draft guidance was developed to assist industry understanding whether plant-derived color additives meet the specifications in these regulations or require separate approval as color additives. Although the FDA is withdrawing this draft guidance, the regulations authorizing certain plant-derived color additives remain in place and the agency will continue to respond on a case-by-case basis to industry questions on these topics. In addition, the FDA intends to continue evaluating information submitted to its docket and consulting with stakeholders in considering next steps.
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