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March 17, 2017


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Greetings! This week's top news includes a notice from FDA that they are reopening the comment period on draft FDA guidance about using fruit juice and vegetable juice as color additives, and information about how to keep up-to-date with what's going on at TTB.


FDA REOPENS COMMENT PERIOD ON DRAFT GUIDANCE FOR INDUSTRY: FRUIT JUICE AND VEGETABLE JUICE AS COLOR ADDITIVES IN FOOD

Many alcohol beverage products contain coloring agents. Coloring agents are added to impart color which is not natural to the product. Alcohol beverage manufacturers and importers must comply with TTB and FDA requirements when using coloring additives in their products.

Source: FDA Constituent Update dated February 28, 2017

The Food and Drug Administration is reopening the comment period on its draft guidance for industry: fruit juice and vegetable juice as color additives in food for 60 days to allow interested persons additional time to submit comments. The draft guidance, when finalized, will clarify when juices from fruits and vegetables may be used as color additives in food under existing authorizations without additional premarket review and approval from the agency under its color additive petition process.

Interested parties may submit comments by written letter or electronically starting March 1, 2017.

Additional information, including directions for filing comments and the final due date for comments, is available in the Federal Register notice announcing reopening of the comment period.

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