Food and Drug Regulations
Version of section B.06.021 from 2006-03-22 to 2016-12-13:
B.06.021 [S]. Oil-soluble Annatto, Annatto Butter Colour, or Annatto Margarine Colour
(a) shall be the extractives of Bixa orellana seeds
(i) dissolved in vegetable oil, castor oil, monoglycerides and diglycerides, propylene glycol or propylene glycol monoesters and diesters of fat-forming fatty acids, with or without one per cent potassium hydroxide, or
(ii) suspended upon sugar, lactose, starch or hydrated calcium silicate, with or without calcium phosphate, potassium aluminum sulphate, sodium bicarbonate or salt; and
(b) shall contain not less than 0.30 per cent total pigments calculated as natural (cis-) bixin, which pigments shall consist of not less than 40 per cent natural (cis-) bixin.
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