[Federal Register Volume 85, Number 90 (Friday, May 8, 2020)]
[Proposed Rules]
[Pages 27340-27341]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2020-09311]



Food and Drug Administration

21 CFR Part 73

[Docket No. FDA-2020-C-1309]

GNT USA, Inc.; Filing of Color Additive Petition

AGENCY: Food and Drug Administration, HHS.

ACTION: Notification of petition.


SUMMARY: The Food and Drug Administration (FDA or we) is announcing 
that we have filed a petition, submitted by GNT USA, Inc. (GNT), 
proposing that the color additive regulations be amended to expand the 
safe use of spirulina (Arthrospira platensis) extract at levels 
consistent with good manufacturing practice.

DATES: The color additive petition was filed on February 21, 2020.

ADDRESSES: For access to the docket to read background documents or 
comments received, go to https://www.regulations.gov and insert the 
docket number found in brackets in the heading of this document into 
the ``Search'' box and follow the prompts, and/or go to the Dockets 
Management Staff, 5630 Fishers Lane, Rm. 1061, Rockville, MD 20852.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Stephanie A. Hice, Center for Food 
Safety and Applied Nutrition, Food and Drug Administration, 5001 Campus 
Dr., College Park, MD 20740, 301-348-1740.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Under the Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic 
Act section 721(d)(1) (21 U.S.C. 379e(d)(1))), we are giving notice 
that we have filed a color additive petition (CAP 0C0316), submitted by 
GNT, c/o Hogan Lovells US LLP, 555 13th St. NW, Washington, DC 20004. 
The petition proposes to amend the color additive regulations in 21 CFR 
73.530 Spirulina extract to expand the use of spirulina (Arthrospira 
platensis) extract to include alcoholic beverages, non-alcoholic 
beverages, condiments and sauces, dips, plant-based products, salad 
dressings, and seasoning mixes at levels consistent with good 
manufacturing practice.

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    We have determined under 21 CFR 25.32(k) that this action is of a 
type that does not individually or cumulatively have a significant 
effect on the human environment. Therefore, neither an environmental 
assessment nor an environmental impact statement is required.

    Dated: April 28, 2020.
Lowell J. Schiller,
Principal Associate Commissioner for Policy.
[FR Doc. 2020-09311 Filed 5-7-20; 8:45 am]