[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. 173.140 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.
(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.
(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]
Additives that reference this regulation: