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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: 21CFR177.2800]

[Page 354-356]
 
                        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 C_Substances for Use Only as Components of Articles Intended for 
                              Repeated Use
 
Sec.  177.2800  Textiles and textile fibers.

    Textiles and textile fibers may safely be used as articles or 
components of articles intended for use in producing, manufacturing, 
packing, processing, preparing, treating, packaging, transporting, or 
holding food, subject to the provisions of this section.
    (a) The textiles and textile fibers are prepared from one or more of 
the fibers identified in paragraph (d) of this section and from certain 
other adjuvant substances required in the production of the textiles or 
textile fibers or added to impart desired properties.
    (b) The quantity of any adjuvant substance employed in the 
production of textiles or textile fibers does not exceed the amount 
reasonably required to accomplish the intended physical or technical 
effect or any limitation further provided.
    (c) Any substance employed in the production of textiles or textile 
fibers 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 regulation.
    (d) Substances employed in the production of or added to textiles 
and textile fibers may include:
    (1) Substances generally recognized as safe in food.
    (2) Substances subject to prior sanction or approval for use in 
textiles and textile fibers and used in accordance with such sanction or 
approval.
    (3) Substances generally recognized as safe for use in cotton and 
cotton fabrics used in dry-food packaging.
    (4) Substances that by regulation in this part may safely be used in 
the production of or as a component of textiles or textile fibers and 
subject to provisions of such regulation.
    (5) Substances identified in this paragraph (d)(5), subject to such 
limitations as are provided:

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           List of substances                      Limitations
------------------------------------------------------------------------
(i) Fibers:
  Cotton...............................
  Polyethylene terephthalate complying   For use only in the manufacture
   in composition with the provisions     of items for repeated use.
   of Sec.   177.1630(e)(4)(ii).
  Rayon................................
(ii) Adjuvant substances:
  Aluminum stearate....................

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  Borax................................  For use as preservative only.
Butyl-acetyl ricinoleate...............
Colorants used in accordance with Sec.
  178.3297 of this chapter..
Di-tert-butyl hydroquinone.............
Dimethylpolysiloxane...................
Ethylenediaminetetraacetic acid, sodium
 salt.
4-Ethyl-4-hexadecyl morpholinium ethyl   For use only as a lubricant in
 sulfate.                                 the manufacture of
                                          polyethylene terephthalate
                                          fibers specified in paragraph
                                          (d)(5)(i) of this section at a
                                          level not to exceed 0.03
                                          percent by weight of the
                                          finished fibers.
Eugenol................................
Fats, oils, fatty acids, and fatty
 alcohols derived from castor, coconut,
 cottonseed, fish, mustardseed, palm,
 peanut, rapeseed, ricebran, soybean,
 sperm, and tall oils and tallow.
Fats, oils, fatty acids, and fatty
 alcohols described in the preceding
 item reacted with one or more of the
 following substances:
  n-Butyl and isobutyl alcohol.........
  Diethylene glycol....................
  Diethanolamine.......................
  Glycerol.............................
  Hexylene glycol (2-methyl-2,4-
   pentanediol).
  Hydrogen.............................
  Isopropyl alcohol....................
  Methyl alcohol.......................
  Oxygen...............................
  Polyethylene glycol (molecular weight
   400-3,000).
  Potassium hydroxide..................
  Propylene glycol.....................
  Sodium hydroxide.....................
  Sulfuric acid........................
Formaldehyde...........................  For use as preservative only.
Glyceryl mono-12-hydroxystearate.......
2-(9-Heptadecenyl)-1-[2-(10-
 octadecenamido)ethyl-2-imidazolinium
 ethyl sulfate.
Hexylene glycol (2-methyl,-2,4-
 pentanediol).
Isobutyl alcohol.......................
Isopropyl alcohol......................
Kerosene...............................
Methyl ester of sulfated ricebran oil..
Mineral oil............................  For use only at a level not to
                                          exceed 0.15 percent by weight
                                          of finished fibers.
Mono- and diisopropylated m- and p-
 cresols (isothymol derivative).
N-Oleyl, N'-acetyl, N'-[beta]-hydroxy-
 ethylenediamine.
Petrolatum.............................
Petroleum sulfonate....................
Pine oil...............................
Polybutene, hydrogenated; complying
 with the identity prescribed under 21
 CFR 178.3740(b) of this chapter.
Polyethylene, oxidized (air blown).....
Polyvinyl acetate......................
Polyvinyl alcohol......................
Potassium soap of a saponified sulfated
 castor oil.
Sodium bis(2,6-dimethylheptyl-4)
 sulfosuccinate.
Sodium dioctyl sulfosuccinate..........
Sodium dodecyl benzenesulfonate........
Sodium fluoride........................  For use as preservative only.
Sodium hydrosulfite....................
Sodium hypochlorite....................
Sodium lauryl sulfate..................
Sodium 2-mercaptobenzothiazole.........   Do.
Sodium pentachlorophenate..............   Do.
Styrene-butadiene copolymer............
Sulfated butyl, isobutyl and propyl
 oleate.
Tallow.................................
Tallow, sulfonated.....................
Titanium dioxide.......................
Triethanolamine........................
Ultramarine blue.......................
Waxes, petroleum.......................
Zinc hydrosulfite......................
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    (e) Textile and textile fibers are used as articles or components of 
articles that contact dry food only.
    (f) The provisions of this section are not applicable to jute fibers 
used as prescribed by Sec.  178.3620(d)(2) of this chapter.

[42 FR 14572, Mar. 15, 1977, as amended at 46 FR 37042, July 17, 1981; 
49 FR 4372, Feb. 6, 1984; 49 FR 5748, Feb. 15, 1984; 56 FR 42933, Aug. 
30, 1991]





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Source: U.S. Code of Federal Regulations - CFR Title 21, Part 177, Section 2800


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