Food Colorants Applications Essay

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FOOD COLORING AGENTS

Submitted to: Parviz Yousefian By: Ramanjot Grewal Rajan Verma Krishnaprasad Thummati Chandrashekhar Raju Sumit Patel Harekrishna Patel Dhaval Patel Bhuvan Jain

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The regulations pertaining to the food colorants come under the Food and Drug Regulations of the Food and Drugs Act. The regulations compiles the classification of the colors used, their uses and permitted limits in each of the preparations in which they are used. The first section of the Acts and Regulations is about the different definitions of the terms used in the rules on the website. All the guidelines have to be followed by the manufacturers of the colorants as well as the food manufacturers.

Section 1: Interpretation
This section gives the basic outline for the interpretation of the guidelines provided by Health Canada- Food and Drugs act. It gives some definitions like coloring agent and the List. It also give the application of the Food and Drugs Regulations applicable scenarios and the similarity between the List and part B of the Food and Drugs Regulations.

1) Coloring agent- A food additive that is used to add or restore color to a food.

2) The List- It means the list of permitted coloring agents published by the Department of Health on its website, as amended from time to time.

3) Food and Drugs regulations- Unless otherwise indicated, a reference in List to a provision is a reference to a provision or division of Part B of the Food and Drug Regulations.

4) Similar meanings- Words and expression used in the List have the same meaning as in part B of the Food and Drug Regulations.

Section-2: Exemptions:
2.1) FOOD- (1) When a colouring agent that is set out in column 1 of the List is added to a food that is set out in column 2, the food is exempt from the application of paragraphs 4(1)(a) and (d) and sections 6 and 6.1 of the Food and Drugs Act and sections B.01.042, B.01.043, B.06.002 and B.16.007, as applicable, of the Food and Drug Regulations, in respect of the use or presence of the agent only, if the amount of the agent does not exceed the maximum level of use for that food that is set out in column 3 and if any other condition that is set out in that column is met.
2.2) Good manufacturing practice- When the words “good manufacturing practice” appears in column 3, the exemption applies if the amount of the agent that is added to the food in manufacturing and processing does not exceed the amount required to accomplish the purpose for which it has been added and if any other condition that is set out in that column is met.
2.3) Labelling and Packaging requirements- Subsection (1) does not exempt a food for which a standard is prescribed in Part B of the Food and Drug Regulations from the application of any labelling or packaging requirement that is set out in the standard.
2.4) Food Additives- A colouring agent that is set out in column 1 of the List is exempt from the application of section B.16.100 of the Food and Drug Regulations if, at the time of sale, all of the other requirements in those Regulations that apply in respect of the agent are met.

Section-3 Coming into force: This Marketing Authorization comes into force on the day on which section 416 of the Jobs, Growth and Long-term Prosperity Act, chapter 19 of the Statutes of Canada, 2012, comes into force but if the Marketing Authorization is registered after that day, it comes into force on the day on which it is registered.
It has been in force from October 25, 2012.

“diluent” means any substance other than a synthetic colour present in a colour mixture or preparation; (diluant)

“dye” means the principal dye and associated subsidiary and isomeric dyes contained in a synthetic colour; (pigment)

“mixture” means a mixture of two or more synthetic colours or a mixture of one or more synthetic colours with one or more diluents; (mélange)

“official method…