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177.1670 Polyvinyl alcohol film.

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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: 21CFR177.1670]

[Page 316-317]
 
                        TITLE 21--FOOD AND DRUGS
 
CHAPTER I--FOOD AND DRUG ADMINISTRATION, DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN 
                          SERVICES (CONTINUED)
 
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.  177.1670  Polyvinyl alcohol film.

    Polyvinyl alcohol film may be safely used in contact with food of 
the types identified in Sec.  176.170(c) of this chapter, table 1, under 
Types V, VIII, and IX, in accordance with the following prescribed 
conditions:
    (a) The polyvinyl alcohol film is produced from polyvinyl alcohol 
having a minimum viscosity of 4 centipoises when a 4-percent aqueous 
solution is tested at 20 [deg]C.
    (b) The finished food-contact film for use in contact with Food 
Types V or IX, when extracted with the solvent characterizing the type 
of food and under the conditions of time and temperature characterizing 
its intended use as determined from tables 1 and 2 of Sec.  176.170(c) 
of this chapter, yields total extractives not to exceed 0.078 milligram 
per square centimeter (0.5 milligram per square inch) of food-contact 
surface when tested by ASTM method F34-76 (Reapproved 1980), ``Standard 
Test Method for Liquid Extraction of Flexible Barrier Materials,'' which 
is incorporated by reference. Copies may be obtained from the American 
Society for Testing Materials, 100 Barr Harbor Dr., West Conshohocken, 
Philadelphia, PA 19428-2959, or may be examined at the National Archives 
and Records Administration (NARA). For information on the availability 
of this

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material at NARA, call 202-741-6030, or go to: http://www.archives.gov/
federal--register/code--of--federal--regulations/ibr--locations.html.
    (c) The finished food-contact film shall not be used as a component 
of food containers intended for use in contact with water.

[42 FR 14572, Mar. 15, 1977, as amended at 49 FR 10110, Mar. 19, 1984]





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Source: U.S. Code of Federal Regulations - CFR Title 21, Part 177, Section 1670


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