[Code of Federal Regulations]
[Title 21, Volume 3]
[Revised as of April 1, 2006]
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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 I_Multipurpose Additives
Sec. 172.861 Cocoa butter substitute from coconut oil, palm kernel
oil, or both oils.
The food additive, cocoa butter substitute from coconut oil, palm
kernel oil, or both oils, may be safely used in food in accordance with
the following conditions:
(a) Cocoa butter substitute from coconut oil, palm kernel oil (CAS
Reg. No. 85665-33-4), or both oils is a mixture of triglycerides. It is
manufactured by esterification of glycerol with food-grade fatty acids
(complying with Sec. 172.860) derived from edible coconut oil, edible
palm kernel oil, or both oils.
(b) The ingredient meets the following specifications:
Acid number: Not to exceed 0.5.
Saponification number: 220 to 260.
Iodine number: Not to exceed 3.
Melting range: 30 to 44 [deg]C.
(c) The ingredient is used or intended for use as follows:
(1) As coating material for sugar, table salt, vitamins, citric
acid, succinic acid, and spices; and
(2) In compound coatings, cocoa creams, cocoa-based sweets, toffees,
caramel masses, and chewing sweets as defined in Sec. 170.3 (n)(9) and
(n)(38) of this chapter, except that the ingredient may not be used in a
unless permitted by the standard of identity.
(d) The ingredient is used in accordance with current good
manufacturing practice and in an amount not to exceed that reasonably
required to accomplish the intended effect.
[56 FR 66970, Dec. 27, 1991; 57 FR 2814, Jan. 23, 1992]
Additives that reference this regulation: