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Color additives

This article was originally published in The Rose Sheet

Executive Summary

Use of abbreviated labeling for color additives is allowed by FDA pending publication of the final rule on color additive lakes, Office of Cosmetics & Colors Director John Bailey, PhD, states in a June 7 letter to the Cosmetic, Toiletry and Fragrance Association. CTFA had requested labeling need not include terms such as "FD&C," D&C," "No." and the cation identification of color additive lakes. The trade group also had requested that "Ext." be used in place of "Ext. D&C." In its March 4, 1996 proposed rule, FDA suggested the use of shortened labeling but has yet to publish a final reg



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