The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has issued a final rule that amends color additive regulations to provide for “the safe use of mica-based pearlescent pigments prepared from titanium dioxide and mica as color additives in distilled spirits containing not less than 18 percent and not more than 23 percent alcohol by volume but not including distilled spirits mixtures containing more than 5 percent wine on a proof gallon basis.” The action follows a petition filed by E. & J. Gallo Winery and takes effect July 15, 2013. See Federal Register, June 12, 2013.