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Food and Drug Regulations

Version of section B.06.021 from 2006-03-22 to 2016-12-13:

 [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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