FD&C Certified Colors

FD&C Certified Color Overview

Under the United States Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act (FD&C), color additives are subject to FDA approval before they may be used in food, drugs, or cosmetics.

The FDA lists nine FD&C certified color additives for use in foods in the United States. Those color additives are as follows:

FD&C Blue No. 1
FD&C Blue No. 2
FD&C Green No. 3
FD&C Red No. 3
FD&C Red No. 40
FD&C Yellow No. 5
FD&C Yellow No. 6
Orange B (Restricted to specific uses)
Citrus Red No. 2 (Restricted to specific uses)


FD&C Certified Colors Distributor & Supplier Information

For questions regarding FD&C certified colors pricing, fill out the price request form linked below. For complete technical specifications and other inquiries, please contact one of our sales representatives.

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Information About FD&C Certified Colors

Certifications
Certified color additives, known as FD&C color additives, are artificially manufactured, and widely utilized due to their ability to provide strong, consistent colors, cost-effectiveness, and ease of blending for a diverse range of hues.

Exemptions
Color additives exempt from certification typically stem from natural origins like vegetables, minerals, or animals. These exempt additives include annatto extract (yellow hue), dehydrated beets (ranging from bluish-red to brown), caramel (yellow to tan), beta-carotene (yellow to orange), and grape skin extract (red or purple).


About AIFI - A Certified Food Coloring Supplier & Distributor

American International Foods, Inc. is a leading certified food coloring supplier with an additional full service portfolio of over 2500 food and beverage ingredients. We offer one of the most extensive lines of food colorings distributed to manufacturers and processors in the food, beverage, pet food, health and nutrition sectors. With a strategic nationwide warehouse network and our reliable just-in-time deliveries, we can supply your business with high quality food colorings at competitive prices.