[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 D_Specific Usage Additives
Sec. 173.360 Octafluorocyclobutane.
The food additive octafluorocyclo-butane may be safely used as a
propellant and aerating agent in foamed or sprayed food products in
accordance with the following conditions:
(a) The food additive meets the following specifications:
99.99 percent octafluorocyclobutane.
Less than 0.1 part per million fluoroolefins, calculated as
(b) The additive is used or intended for use alone or with one or
more of the following substances: Carbon dioxide, nitrous oxide, and
propane, as a propellant and aerating agent for foamed or sprayed food
products, except for those standardized foods that do not provide for
(c) To assure safe use of the additive:
(1) The label of the food additive container shall bear, in addition
to the other information required by the act, the following:
(i) The name of the additive, octafluorocyclobutane.
(ii) The percentage of the additive present in the case of a
(iii) The designation ``food grade''.
(2) The label or labeling of the food additive container shall bear
adequate directions for use.
Additives that reference this regulation: