[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 C_Solvents, Lubricants, Release Agents and Related Substances
Sec. 173.255 Methylene chloride.
Methylene chloride may be present in food under the following
(a) In spice oleoresins as a residue from the extraction of spice,
at a level not to exceed 30 parts per million; Provided, That, if
residues of other chlorinated solvents are also present, the total of
all residues of such solvents shall not exceed 30 parts per million.
(b) In hops extract as a residue from the extraction of hops, at a
level not to exceed 2.2 percent, Provided, That:
(1) The hops extract is added to the wort before or during cooking
in the manufacture of beer.
(2) The label of the hops extract identifies the presence of the
methylene chloride and provides for the use of the hops extract only as
prescribed by paragraph (b)(1) of this section.
(c) In coffee as a residue from its use as a solvent in the
extraction of caffeine from green coffee beans, at a level not to exceed
10 parts per million (0.001 percent) in decaffeinated roasted coffee and
in decaffeinated soluble coffee extract (instant coffee).
Additives that reference this regulation: