FDA To Require Bug-Based Dye Disclosure

Law360, New York (March 18, 2009, 12:00 AM EDT) -- The U.S. Food and Drug Administration is set to require food and cosmetic manufacturers that color their products with cochineal extract and carmine to list the additives — which are extracted from the dried bodies of beetles — on labels containing the colorings in the wake of reports of severe allergic reactions.

The agency confirmed the effective date of Jan. 5, 2011, for a final rule that appeared in the Federal Register of Jan. 5, 2009, amending the regulations for the additives by requiring their declaration...
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