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The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is revising its requirements for cochineal extract and carmine by requiring their declaration by name on the label of all food and cosmetic products that contain these color additives.

carminic acid

carminic acid

This final rule responds to reports of severe allergic reactions, including anaphylaxis, to cochineal extract-containing food and carmine-containing food and cosmetics and will allow consumers who are allergic to these color additives to identify and thus avoid products that contain these color additives.  This action also responds to a citizen petition submitted by the Center for Science in the Public Interest (CSPI).

To read the Federal Register notice, click here.


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