In response to a petition filed by the U.S. Pharmacopeial Convention, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has issued a final rule that amends select food-additive regulations referring to “food-grade specifications from prior editions of the Food Chemicals Codes (FCC) to incorporate by reference foodgrade specifications from the FCC 7th Edition.” The rule took effect November 29, 2013, but objections and requests for hearing may be filed until December 30. See Federal Register, November 29, 2013.