D&C Yellow No. 5

Excipient (pharmacologically inactive substance)

What is D&C Yellow No. 5?

FDA has regulatory review for color additives used in foods, drugs, cosmetics, and medical devices. D&C Yellow No. 5 is not listed as a FDA-approved colorant; however FD&C Yellow No. 5 (tartrazine) is listed. FD&C colors are the colors certified for use by the U.S. FDA in the food, drug, and cosmetic industry.[1][2]

[1] Electronic Code of Federal Registers. Title 21: Food and Drugs. Part 74. Summary of Color Additives for Use in the United States in Foods, Drugs, Cosmetics, and Medical Devices. Accessed online April 13, 2012. http://www.fda.gov/ForIndustry/ColorAdditives/ColorAdditiveInventories/ucm115641.htm#table1A

[2] U.S. Food and Drug Administration. Color Additives: FDA's Regulatory Process and Historical Perspectives. Accessed April 13, 2012. http://www.fda.gov/ForIndustry/ColorAdditives/RegulatoryProcessHistoricalPerspectives/default.htm

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