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[Code of Federal Regulations]
[Title 21, Volume 2]
[Revised as of April 1, 2006]
From the U.S. Government Printing Office via GPO Access
[CITE: 21CFR137.305]

[Page 383-384]
                        TITLE 21--FOOD AND DRUGS
                          SERVICES (CONTINUED)
   Subpart B_Requirements for Specific Standardized Cereal Flours and 
                            Related Products
Sec.  137.305  Enriched farina.

    (a) Enriched farina conforms to the definition and standard of 
identity prescribed for farina by Sec.  137.300, except that:
    (1) It contains in each pound not less than 2.0 milligrams (mg) and 
not more than 2.5 mg of thiamin, not less than 1.2 mg and not more than 
1.5 mg of riboflavin, not less than 16.0 mg and not more than 20.0 mg of 
niacin or niacinamide, not less than 0.7 mg and not more than 0.87 mg of 
folic acid, and not less than 13.0 mg of iron (Fe).
    (2) Vitamin D may be added in such quantity that each pound of the 
finished enriched farina contains not less than 250 U.S.P. units of the 
optional ingredient vitamin D.
    (3) Calcium may be added in such quantity that each pound of the 
finished enriched farina contains not less than 500 milligrams of the 
optional ingredient calcium (Ca).
    (4) It may contain not more than 8 percent by weight of the optional 
ingredient wheat germ or partly defatted wheat germ.
    (5)(i) It may contain not less than 0.5 percent and not more than 1 
percent by weight of the optional ingredient disodium phosphate; or
    (ii) It may be treated with one of the proteinase enzymes papain or 
pepsin to reduce substantially the time required for cooking. In such 
treatment papain or pepsin, in an amount not to exceed 0.1 percent by 
weight, is added to the farina, which is moistened, warmed, and 
subsequently heated sufficiently to inactivate the enzyme and to dry the 
product to comply with the limit for moisture prescribed by Sec.  
    (6) In determining whether the ash content complies with the 
requirements of this section allowance is made for ash resulting from 
any added iron or salts of iron or calcium, or from any added disodium 
phosphate, or from any added wheat germ or partly defatted wheat germ.

Iron and calcium may be added only in forms which are harmless and 
assimilable. Dried irradiated yeast may be used as a source of vitamin 
D. The substances referred to in paragraphs (a) (1) and (2) of this 
section may be added in a harmless carrier which does not impair the 
enriched farina; such carrier is used only in the quantity necessary to 
effect an intimate and uniform admixture of such substances with the 
    (b)(1) Label declaration. Each of the ingredients used in the food 
shall be declared on the label as required by the applicable sections of 
parts 101 and 130 of this chapter.
    (2)(i) When the optional ingredient disodium phosphate is used, the 
label shall bear the statement ``Disodium phosphate added for quick 
    (ii) When the proteinase enzyme treatment is used, the label shall 

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the statement ``Enzyme treated for quicker cooking''.
    (3) Wherever the name of the food appears on the label so 
conspicuously as to be easily seen under customary conditions of 
purchase, the statements prescribed by paragraph (b)(2) of this section 
shall immediately and conspicuously precede or follow such name without 
intervening written, printed, or graphic matter; except that where the 
name of the food is a part of a trademark or brand, then other written, 
printed, or graphic matter that is also a part of the trademark or brand 
may so intervene, if such statement is in such juxtaposition with the 
trademark or brand as to be conspicuously related to the name of the 

[42 FR 14402, Mar. 15, 1977, as amended at 58 FR 2878, Jan. 6, 1993; 61 
FR 8796, Mar. 5, 1996]

Additives that reference this regulation:

Source: U.S. Code of Federal Regulations - CFR Title 21, Part 137, Section 305

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