FDA Draft Guidance – Fruit and Vegetable Juice as Color Additives
The Food and Drug Administration (FDA or we) is announcing the availability of a draft guidance for industry entitled “Fruit Juice and Vegetable Juice as Color Additives in Food.” The draft guidance, when finalized, will help manufacturers determine whether a color additive derived from a plant material meets the specifications under certain FDA color additive regulations.
The fact that plant material can be eaten does not necessarily mean that juice from such plant material meets the specifications of these regulations.
As you read through the full PDF, keep in mind the FDA’s quote above…the FDA worries about food safety. Its up to the food industry to prove a color additive is safe.”