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173.255 Methylene chloride.

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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: 21CFR173.255]

[Page 136]
 
                        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 C_Solvents, Lubricants, Release Agents and Related Substances
 
Sec.  173.255  Methylene chloride.

    Methylene chloride may be present in food under the following 
conditions:
    (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:


Source: U.S. Code of Federal Regulations - CFR Title 21, Part 173, Section 255


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