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172.175 Sodium nitrite.

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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: 21CFR172.175]

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                        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.  172.175  Sodium nitrite.

    The food additive sodium nitrite 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:
    (1) As a color fixative in smoked cured tunafish products so that 
the level of sodium nitrite does not exceed 10 parts per million (0.001 
percent) in the finished product.
    (2) As a preservative and color fixative, with or without sodium 
nitrate, in smoked, cured sablefish, smoked, cured salmon, and smoked, 
cured shad so that the level of sodium nitrite does not exceed 200 parts 
per million and the level of sodium nitrate does not exceed 500 parts 
per million in the finished product.
    (3) As a preservative and color fixative, with sodium nitrate, 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 nitrite to not more than 200 parts per million in 
the finished meat product, and the amount of sodium nitrate to not more 
than 500 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 which 
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''.





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Source: U.S. Code of Federal Regulations - CFR Title 21, Part 172, Section 175


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