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172.170 Sodium nitrate.

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[Code of Federal Regulations]
[Title 21, Volume 3]
[Revised as of April 1, 2006]
From the U.S. Government Printing Office via GPO Access
[CITE: 21CFR172.170]

[Page 37-38]
 
                        TITLE 21--FOOD AND DRUGS
 
CHAPTER I--FOOD AND DRUG ADMINISTRATION, DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN 
                          SERVICES (CONTINUED)
 
PART 172_FOOD ADDITIVES PERMITTED FOR DIRECT ADDITION TO FOOD FOR HUMAN 
CONSUMPTION--Table of Contents
 
                      Subpart B_Food Preservatives
 
Sec.  172.170  Sodium nitrate.

    The food additive sodium nitrate may be safely used in or on 
specified foods in accordance with the following prescribed conditions:
    (a) It is used or intended for use as follows:

[[Page 38]]

    (1) As a preservative and color fixative, with or without sodium 
nitrite, in smoked, cured sablefish, smoked, cured salmon, and smoked, 
cured shad, so that the level of sodium nitrate does not exceed 500 
parts per million and the level of sodium nitrite does not exceed 200 
parts per million in the finished product.
    (2) As a preservative and color fixative, with or without sodium 
nitrite, in meat-curing preparations for the home curing of meat and 
meat products (including poultry and wild game), with directions for use 
which limit the amount of sodium nitrate to not more than 500 parts per 
million in the finished meat product and the amount of sodium nitrite to 
not more than 200 parts per million in the finished meat product.
    (b) To assure safe use of the additive, in addition to the other 
information required by the Act:
    (1) The label of the additive or of a mixture containing the 
additive shall bear:
    (i) The name of the additive.
    (ii) A statement of the concentration of the additive in any 
mixture.
    (2) If in a retail package intended for household use, the label and 
labeling of the additive, or of a mixture containing the additive, shall 
bear adequate directions for use to provide a final food product that 
complies with the limitations prescribed in paragraph (a) of this 
section.
    (3) If in a retail package intended for household use, the label of 
the additive or of a mixture containing the additive, shall bear the 
statement ``Keep out of the reach of children''.





Additives that reference this regulation:


Source: U.S. Code of Federal Regulations - CFR Title 21, Part 172, Section 170


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