[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 177_INDIRECT FOOD ADDITIVES: POLYMERS--Table of Contents
Subpart B_Substances for Use as Basic Components of Single and Repeated
Use Food Contact Surfaces
Sec. 177.1400 Hydroxyethyl cellulose film, water-insoluble.
Water-insoluble hydroxyethyl cellulose film may be safely used for
packaging food in accordance with the following prescribed conditions:
(a) Water-insoluble hydroxyethyl cellulose film consists of a base
sheet manufactured by the ethoxylation of cellulose under controlled
conditions, to which may be added certain optional substances of a grade
of purity suitable for use in food packaging as constituents of the base
sheet or as coatings applied to impart desired technological properties.
(b) Subject to any limitations prescribed in parts 170 through 189
of this chapter, the optional substances used in the base sheet and
coating may include:
(1) Substances generally recognized as safe in food.
(2) Substances permitted to be used in water-insoluble hydroxyethyl
cellulose film by prior sanction or approval and under conditions
specified in such sanctions or approval, and substances listed in part
181, subpart B of this chapter.
(3) Substances that by any regulation promulgated under section 409
of the act may be safely used as components of water-insoluble
hydroxyethyl cellulose film.
(4) Substances identified in and used in compliance with Sec.
(c) Any substance employed in the production of the water-insoluble
hydroxyethyl cellulose film described in this section that is the
subject of a regulation in parts 174, 175, 176, 177, 178 and Sec.
179.45 of this chapter conforms with any specification in such
Additives that reference this regulation: