FDA Extends Comment Period for Proposed Repeal of Titanium Dioxide Use in Foods

June 28, 2023

The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has announced an extension of the comment period for a color additive petition filed by the Environmental Defense Fund and others. The petition seeks the repeal of the FDA's regulation allowing the use of titanium dioxide in foods. Following requests for additional time, the FDA has granted an extension to allow interested individuals and organizations to submit their comments. The original notice of filing was published in the Federal Register on May 3, 2023, and the new deadline for submitting comments is September 1, 2023. Comments can be submitted electronically or in written form.

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