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172.626 Salts of carrageenan.

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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: 21CFR172.626]

[Page 69-70]
 
                        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 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 
additive.
    (b) The food additive is used or intended for use in the amount 
necessary

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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:


Source: U.S. Code of Federal Regulations - CFR Title 21, Part 172, Section 626


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