[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 173_SECONDARY DIRECT FOOD ADDITIVES PERMITTED IN FOOD FOR HUMAN
CONSUMPTION--Table of Contents
Subpart B_Enzyme Preparations and Microorganisms
Sec. 173.120 Carbohydrase and cellulase derived from Aspergillus niger.
Carbohydrase and cellulase enzyme preparation derived from
Aspergillus niger may be safely used in food in accordance with the
following prescribed conditions:
(a) Aspergillus niger is classified as follows: Class,
Deuteromycetes; order, Moniliales; family, Moniliaceae; genus,
Aspergillus; species, niger.
(b) The strain of Aspergillus niger is nonpathogenic and nontoxic in
man or other animals.
(c) The additive is produced by a process that completely removes
the organism Aspergillus niger from the carbohydrase and cellulase
(d) The additive is used or intended for use as follows:
(1) For removal of visceral mass (bellies) in clam processing.
(2) As an aid in the removal of the shell from the edible tissue in
(e) The additive is used in an amount not in excess of the minimum
required to produce its intended effect.
Additives that reference this regulation:
Source: U.S. Code of Federal Regulations - CFR Title 21, Part 173, Section 120
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