Part No: AN111-HORIssued year: 2016File size: 2.03mbFile type: pdf
The compound 4-methylimidazole (4-MEI) is formed as a byproduct in some foods and beverages. Caramel coloring Type III and Type IV in beverages is one of the ingredients which may contain 4-MEI. Products that potentially contain 4-MEI include certain colas, beers, soy sauces, breads, coffee, ammoniated livestock feed and other products.
Part No: AN092-HORIssued year: 2014File size: 1.59mbFile type: pdf
The United States Food & Drug Administration (FDA) regulates the approval of color additives for their safe use in foods, cosmetics, pharmaceuticals/drugs, and medical devices. The Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act (FD&C Act) contains provisions for what color additives are required to be certified. These provisions are monitored by the FDA, and through the Code of Federal Regulations (CFR), the FDA releases information on new color additives and new uses for certified color additives.