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172.725 Gibberellic acid and its potassium salt.

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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: 21CFR172.725]

[Page 74]
 
                        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 H_Other Specific Usage Additives
 
Sec.  172.725  Gibberellic acid and its potassium salt.

    The food additives gibberellic acid and its potassium salt may be 
used in the malting of barley in accordance with the following 
prescribed conditions:
    (a) The additives meet the following specifications:
    (1) The gibberellic acid is produced by deep-culture fermentation of 
a suitable nutrient medium by a strain of Fusarium moniliforme or a 
selection of this culture.
    (2) The gibberellic acid produced is of 80 percent purity or better.
    (3) The empirical formula of gibberellic acid is represented by 
C19H22O6.
    (4) Potassium gibberellate is the potassium salt of the specified 
gibberellic acid.
    (5) The potassium gibberellate is of 80 percent purity or better.
    (6) The gibberellic acid or potassium gibberellate may be diluted 
with substances generally recognized as safe in foods or with salts of 
fatty acids conforming to Sec.  172.863.
    (b) They are used or intended for use in the malting of barley under 
conditions whereby the amount of either or both additives present in the 
malt is not in excess of 2 parts per million expressed as gibberellic 
acid, and the treated malt is to be used in the production of fermented 
malt beverages or distilled spirits only, whereby the finished distilled 
spirits contain none and the finished malt beverage contains not more 
than 0.5 part per million of gibberellic acid.
    (c) To insure the safe use of the food additives the label of the 
package shall bear, in addition to the other information required by the 
Act:
    (1) The name of the additive, ``gibberellic acid'' or ``potassium 
gibberellate'', whichever is appropriate.
    (2) An accurate statement of the concentration of the additive 
contained in the package.
    (3) Adequate use directions to provide not more than 2 parts per 
million of gibberellic acid in the finished malt.
    (4) Adequate labeling directions to provide that the final malt is 
properly labeled as described in paragraph (d) of this section.
    (d) To insure the safe use of the additive the label of the treated 
malt shall bear, in addition to the other information required by the 
Act, the statements:
    (1) ``Contains not more than 2 parts per million ------'', the blank 
being filled in with the words ``gibberellic acid'' or ``potassium 
gibberellate'', whichever is appropriate; and
    (2) ``Brewer's malt--To be used in the production of fermented malt 
beverages only'' or ``Distiller's malt--To be used in the production of 
distilled spirits only'', whichever is appropriate.





Additives that reference this regulation:


Source: U.S. Code of Federal Regulations - CFR Title 21, Part 172, Section 725


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