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The safety and regulatory status of food, drug and cosmetics colour additives exempt from certification.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  7797179     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Colour additives exempt from certification (also known as 'natural colour additives') are commonly used in the United States to colour foods, drugs and cosmetics. The US Food and Drug Administration established regulations governing the use of these colour additives, and the labelling of the products that contain them. The safety of these colour additives has been demonstrated by safety testing programs that have yielded a significant amount of toxicology data, and also by a long and well documented history of safe use in the United States and elsewhere. In this report we review the data supporting the safety of the colour additives that are exempt from certification and approved for use in the USA, and conclude that the safety of these colour additives is well supported by the available data. Relevant aspects of the regulation of these colour additives are also described.
J B Hallagan; D C Allen; J F Borzelleca
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article; Review    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Food and chemical toxicology : an international journal published for the British Industrial Biological Research Association     Volume:  33     ISSN:  0278-6915     ISO Abbreviation:  Food Chem. Toxicol.     Publication Date:  1995 Jun 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1995-08-01     Completed Date:  1995-08-01     Revised Date:  2006-03-13    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  8207483     Medline TA:  Food Chem Toxicol     Country:  ENGLAND    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  515-28     Citation Subset:  IM    
International Association of Color Manufacturers, Washington, DC 20006, USA.
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MeSH Terms
Food Coloring Agents / toxicity*
Legislation, Drug
Legislation, Food
Pharmaceutical Preparations
United States
United States Food and Drug Administration
Reg. No./Substance:
0/Cosmetics; 0/Food Coloring Agents; 0/Pharmaceutical Preparations

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