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FDA petitioned for safe use of Paracoccus carotinifaciens in salmonid feed

Wednesday, July 11, 2007

FDA petitioned for safe use of  Paracoccus carotinifaciens in salmonid feed

Nippon Oil Corp. has filed a petition with the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) proposing that the color additive regulations be amended to provide for the safe use of Paracoccus carotinifaciens granules as a color additive in the feed of salmonid fish to enhance the color of their flesh.
See Federal Register docket

Read: Paracoccus carotinifaciens sp. nov., a new aerobic Gram-negative astaxanthin-producing bacterium
Akira Tsubokura, Hisashi Yoneda and Haruyoshi Mizuta, Central Technical Research
Laboratory, Nippon Oil Company Ltd, Yokohama,  Japan

International Journal of Systematic Bacteriology (1999), 49, 277"282 (PDF)

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