FDA Approved Food Ingredients

A Focus on Natural Quality!

Ultimate Baker only uses FDA approved natural food colorants in the manufacture of its sanding-baking-decorating products. Our vision here is to create a baking world which is free of synthetics and artificial coloring yet colorful, tasty and natural. More details on the full range of colorants approved by the FDA is shown below.


Color Additives Approved for Use in Human Food
Part 73, Subpart A: Color additives exempt from batch certification
21 CFR SectionStraight ColorEEC#Year ApprovedUses and Restrictions
§73.30 Annatto extract E160b 1963 Foods generally.
§73.40 Dehydrated beets (beet powder) E162 1967 Foods generally.
§73.75 Canthaxanthin(3) E161g 1969 Foods generally, NTE(7) 30 mg/lb of solid or semisolid food or per pint of liquid food; May also be used in broiler chicken feed.
§73.85 Caramel E150a-d 1963 Foods generally.
§73.90 β-Apo-8'-carotenal E160e 1963 Foods generally, NTE(7): 15 mg/lb solid, 15 mg/pt liquid.
§73.95 β-Carotene E160a 1964 Foods generally.
§73.100 Cochineal extract E120 1969 Foods generally
2009 Food label must use common or usual name "cochineal extract"; effective January 5, 2011
Carmine E120 1967 Foods generally
2009 Food label must use common or usual name "carmine"; effective January 5, 2011
§73.125 Sodium copper chlorophyllin(3) E141 2002 Citrus-based dry beverage mixes NTE(7) 0.2 percent in dry mix; extracted from alfalfa.
§73.140 Toasted partially defatted cooked cottonseed flour ---- 1964 Foods generally.
§73.160 Ferrous gluconate ---- 1967 Ripe olives.
§73.165 Ferrous lactate ---- 1996 Ripe olives.
§73.169 Grape color extract(3) E163? 1981 Nonbeverage food.
§73.170 Grape skin extract (enocianina) E163? 1966 Still & carbonated drinks & ades; beverage bases; alcoholic beverages (restrict. 27 CFR Parts 4 & 5).
§73.200 Synthetic iron oxide(3) E172 1994 Sausage casings NTE(7) 0.1 percent (by wt).
2015 Hard and soft candy, mints and chewing gum.
2015 For allowed human food uses, reduce lead from ≤ 20 ppm to ≤ 5 ppm.
§73.250 Fruit juice(3) ---- 1966 Foods generally.
1995 Dried color additive.
§73.260 Vegetable juice(3) ---- 1966 Foods generally.
1995 Dried color additive, water infusion.
§73.300 Carrot oil ---- 1967 Foods generally.
§73.340 Paprika E160c 1966 Foods generally.
§73.345 Paprika oleoresin E160c 1966 Foods generally.
§73.350 Mica-based pearlescent pigments ---- 2006 Cereals, confections and frostings, gelatin desserts, hard and soft candies (including lozenges), nutritional supplement tablets and gelatin capsules, and chewing gum.
2013 Distilled spirits containing not less than 18 % and not more than 23 % alcohol by volume but not including distilled spirits mixtures containing more than 5 % wine on a proof gallon basis.
2015 Cordials, liqueurs, flavored alcoholic malt beverages, wine coolers, cocktails, nonalcoholic cocktail mixers and mixes and in egg decorating kits.
§73.450 Riboflavin E101 1967 Foods generally.
§73.500 Saffron E164 1966 Foods generally.
§73.530  Spirulina extract ---- 2013 Candy and chewing gum.
2014 Coloring confections (including candy and chewing gum), frostings, ice cream and frozen desserts, dessert coatings and toppings, beverage mixes and powders, yogurts, custards, puddings, cottage cheese, gelatin, breadcrumbs, and ready-to-eat cereals (excluding extruded cereals). 
§73.575 Titanium dioxide E171 1966 Foods generally; NTE(7) 1 percent (by wt).
§73.585 Tomato lycopene extract; tomato lycopene concentrate(3) E160 2006 Foods generally.
§73.600 Turmeric E100 1966 Foods generally.
§73.615 Turmeric oleoresin E100 1966 Foods generally.