The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) recently issued draft guidance regarding fruit juice and vegetable juice as color additives in food. The draft guidance explains that not all fruits or vegetables may be the source of a fruit or vegetable juice for color. The guidance also provides FDA’s interpretation of key terms in the regulations to clarify the types of plant materials meet the requirements for fruit or vegetable juice for color. Comments on the draft guidance should be submitted by February 13, 2017. As with all draft guidance, this document is nonbinding, but does reflect FDA’s current thinking on what is necessary to comply with the regulations.
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