[Code of Federal Regulations]
[Title 21, Volume 3]
[Revised as of April 1, 2006]
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TITLE 21--FOOD AND DRUGS
CHAPTER I--FOOD AND DRUG ADMINISTRATION, DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN
PART 172_FOOD ADDITIVES PERMITTED FOR DIRECT ADDITION TO FOOD FOR HUMAN
CONSUMPTION--Table of Contents
Subpart B_Food Preservatives
Sec. 172.130 Dehydroacetic acid.
The food additive dehydroacetic acid and/or its sodium salt may be
safely used in accordance with the following prescribed conditions:
(a) The food additive meets the following specifications:
Dehydroacetic acid: Melting point, 109 [deg]C-111 [deg]C; assay, minimum
98 percent (dry basis).
Sodium salt of dehydroacetic acid: Assay, minimum 98 percent (dry
(b) It is used or intended for use as a preservative for cut or
peeled squash, and is so used that no more than 65 parts per million
expressed as dehydroacetic acid remains in or on the prepared squash.
(c) The label or labeling of any package of the additive intended
for use in food shall bear adequate directions for use to insure
compliance with this section.
Additives that reference this regulation:
Source: U.S. Code of Federal Regulations - CFR Title 21, Part 172, Section 130
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