[Code of Federal Regulations]
[Title 21, Volume 3]
[Revised as of April 1, 2006]
From the U.S. Government Printing Office via GPO Access
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 G_Gums, Chewing Gum Bases and Related Substances
Sec. 172.626 Salts of carrageenan.
The food additive salts of carrageenan may be safely used in food in
accordance with the following prescribed conditions:
(a) The food additive consists of carrageenan, meeting the
provisions of Sec. 172.620, modified by increasing the concentration of
one of the naturally occurring salts (ammonium, calcium, potassium, or
sodium) of carrageenan to the level that it is the dominant salt in the
(b) The food additive is used or intended for use in the amount
for an emulsifier, stabilizer, or thickener in foods, except for those
standardized foods that do not provide for such use.
(c) To assure safe use of the additive, the label and labeling of
the additive shall bear the name of the salt of carrageenan that
dominates the mixture by reason of the modification, e.g., ``sodium
carrageenan'', ``potassium carrageenan'', etc.
Additives that reference this regulation: