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172.861 Cocoa butter substitute from coconut oil, palm kernel oil, or both oils.

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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: 21CFR172.861]

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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 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 
standardized food

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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]





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Source: U.S. Code of Federal Regulations - CFR Title 21, Part 172, Section 861


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