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173.140 Esterase-lipase derived from Mucor miehei.

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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: 21CFR173.140]

[Page 130-131]
 
                        TITLE 21--FOOD AND DRUGS
 
CHAPTER I--FOOD AND DRUG ADMINISTRATION, DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN 
                          SERVICES (CONTINUED)
 
PART 173_SECONDARY DIRECT FOOD ADDITIVES PERMITTED IN FOOD FOR HUMAN 
CONSUMPTION--Table of Contents
 
            Subpart B_Enzyme Preparations and Microorganisms
 
Sec.  173.140  Esterase-lipase derived from Mucor miehei.

    Esterase-lipase enzyme, consisting of enzyme derived from Mucor 
miehei var. Cooney et Emerson by a pure culture fermentation process, 
with maltodextrin or sweet whey as a carrier, may be safely used in food 
in accordance with the following conditions:
    (a) Mucor miehei var. Cooney et Emerson is classified as follows: 
Class, Phycomycetes; subclass, Zygomycetes; order, Mucorales; family, 
Mucoraceae; genus, Mucor; species, miehei; variety Cooney et Emerson.
    (b) The strain of Mucor miehei var. Cooney et Emerson is 
nonpathogenic and nontoxic in man or other animals.
    (c) The enzyme is produced by a process which completely removes the 
organism Mucor miehei var. Cooney et Emerson from the esterase-lipase.
    (d) The enzyme is used as a flavor enhancer as defined in Sec.  
170.3(o)(12).
    (e) The enzyme is used at levels not to exceed current good 
manufacturing practice in the following food categories: cheeses as 
defined in Sec.  170.3(n)(5) of this chapter; fat and oils as defined in 
Sec.  170.(3)(n)(12) of this chapter; and milk products as defined in 
Sec.  170.(3)(n)(31) of this chapter. Use of this food ingredient is 
limited to nonstandarized foods and those foods for which the relevant 
standards of identity permit such use.

[[Page 131]]

    (f) The enzyme is used in the minimum amount required to produce its 
limited technical effect.

[47 FR 28090, June 29, 1982; 48 FR 2748, Jan. 21, 1983]





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Source: U.S. Code of Federal Regulations - CFR Title 21, Part 173, Section 140


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