[Code of Federal Regulations]
[Title 21, Volume 3]
[Revised as of April 1, 2006]
From the U.S. Government Printing Office via GPO Access
TITLE 21--FOOD AND DRUGS
CHAPTER I--FOOD AND DRUG ADMINISTRATION, DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN
PART 178_INDIRECT FOOD ADDITIVES: ADJUVANTS, PRODUCTION AIDS, AND
SANITIZERS--Table of Contents
Subpart D_Certain Adjuvants and Production Aids
Sec. 178.3750 Polyethylene glycol (mean molecular weight 200-9,500).
Polyethylene glycol identified in this section may be safely used as
a component of articles intended for use in contact with food, in
accordance with the following prescribed conditions:
(a) The additive is an addition polymer of ethylene oxide and water
with a mean molecular weight of 200 to 9,500.
(b) It contains no more than 0.2 percent total by weight of ethylene
and diethylene glycols if its mean molecular weight is 350 or higher and
no more than 0.5 percent total by weight of ethylene and diethylene
glycols if its mean molecular weight is below 350, when tested by the
analytical methods prescribed in Sec. 172.820(b) of this chapter.
(c) The provisions of paragraph (b) of this section are not
applicable to polyethylene glycols used in food-packaging adhesives
complying with Sec. 175.105 of this chapter.
Additives that reference this regulation:
Source: U.S. Code of Federal Regulations - CFR Title 21, Part 178, Section 3750
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