USE OF COLOR ADDITIVE FD&C RED NO. 4
Proprietors of distilled spirits plants,
breweries, manufacturers of nonbeverage
products, and others concerned:
This circular is issued to inform you that the recent
amendments of Food and Drug regulations as published in the
Federal Register for December 11, 1964, provide that certificates issued heretofore for the use of the color additive
FD&C Red No. 4 and of all mixtures containing such color
additive will be cancelled effective June 9, 1965, insofar
as food and ingested drugs and cosmetics are concerned.
Further, the use of the color additive in the manufacture
of food and ingested drugs and cosmetics after June 9, 1965,
will result in adulteration. However, no action need be
taken to remove food and ingested drugs and cosmetics containing
the additive from the market. Certificates will continue in
effect for the use of the color additive in drugs and cosmetics
which are not ingested.
In view of the above, and as you were advised in Industry
Circular No. 65-4, formulas on Forms 27-B Supplemental or 1678,
and other requests calling for use of FD&C Red No. 4 will not
be approved by the Director, Alcohol and Tobacco Tax Division.
Inquiries regarding this circular should refer to its number
and be addressed to your Assistant Regional Commissioner, Alcohol
and Tobacco Tax.
Harold A. Serr
Director, Alcohol and Tobacco Tax Division