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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: 21CFR160.185]

[Page 493-494]
                        TITLE 21--FOOD AND DRUGS
                          SERVICES (CONTINUED)
PART 160_EGGS AND EGG PRODUCTS--Table of Contents
 Subpart B_Requirements for Specific Standardized Eggs and Egg Products
Sec.  160.185  Dried egg yolks.

    (a) Dried egg yolks, dried yolks is the food prepared by drying egg 
yolks that conform to Sec.  160.180, with such precautions that the 
finished food is free of viable Salmonella microorganisms. Before 
drying, the glucose content of the liquid egg yolks may be reduced by 
one of the optional procedures set forth in paragraph (b) of this 
section. Either silicon dioxide complying with the provisions of Sec.  
172.480 of this chapter or sodium silicoaluminate may be added as an 
optional anticaking ingredient, but the amount of silicon dioxide used 
is not more than 1 percent and the amount of sodium silicoaluminate used 
is less than 2 percent by weight of the finished food. The finished food 
shall contain not less than 95 percent by weight total egg solids.
    (b) The optional glucose-removing procedures are:
    (1) Enzyme procedure. A glucose-oxidase-catalase preparation and 
hydrogen peroxide solution are added to the liquid egg yolks. The 
quantity used and the time of reaction are sufficient to substantially 
reduce the glucose content of the liquid egg yolks. The glucose-oxidase-
catalase preparation used is one that is generally recognized as safe 
within the meaning of section 201(s) of the Federal Food, Drug, and 
Cosmetic Act. The hydrogen peroxide solution used shall comply with the 
specification of the United States Pharmacopeia, except that it may 
exceed the concentration specified therein and it does not contain a 
    (2) Yeast procedure. The pH of the liquid egg yolks is adjusted to 
the range of 6.0 to 7.0, if necessary, by the addition of dilute, 
chemically pure hydrochloric acid, and controlled fermentation is 
maintained by adding food-grade baker's yeast (Saccharomyces 
cerevisiae). The quantity of yeast used and the time of reaction are 
sufficient to substantially reduce the glucose content of the liquid egg 
    (c) The name of the food for which a definition and standard of 
identity is prescribed by this section is ``Dried egg yolks'', or 
``Dried yolks'', and if the glucose content was reduced, as provided in 
paragraph (b) of this section, the name shall be followed immediately by 
the statement ``Glucose removed for stability'' or ``Stabilized, glucose 
    (d)(1) When either of the optional anticaking ingredients specified 
in paragraph (a) of this section is used, the label shall bear the 
statement ``Not more than 1 percent silicon dioxide added as an 
anticaking agent'' or ``Less than 2 percent sodium silicoaluminate added 
as an anticaking agent'', whichever is applicable.
    (2) The name of any optional ingredient used, as provided in 

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(d)(1) of this section, shall be listed on the principal display panel 
or panels of the label with such prominence and conspicuousness as to 
render such statement likely to be read and understood by the ordinary 
individual under customary conditions of purchase.
    (e) 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.

[42 FR 14462, Mar. 15, 1977, as amended at 58 FR 2883, Jan. 6, 1993]

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Source: U.S. Code of Federal Regulations - CFR Title 21, Part 160, Section 185

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