In the U.S., food additives and colours are tightly regulated by the FDA and require approval prior to use. This also applies to previously approved additives/colours that are being used for a new or different purpose.

Food additives are ingredients that will be added to a food but are not inherently present. Colour additives are pigments or substances with the functional ability to impart colour that are added to a food, drug, or cosmetic, or applied directly to the human body.

Our regulatory team will petition the FDA for approval of your food additives, providing all pertinent information such as conditions of proposed use, relevant physical and technical specifications, appropriate analysis methodology, and investigational reports with respect to safety. Explore our additional services for foods and beverages.

Learn how we can help you gain FDA approval for your food additive or food colouring.