[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 184_DIRECT FOOD SUBSTANCES AFFIRMED AS GENERALLY RECOGNIZED AS
SAFE--Table of Contents
Subpart B_Listing of Specific Substances Affirmed as GRAS
Sec. 184.1025 Caprylic acid.
(a) Caprylic acid [CH3(CH2)6COOH,
CAS Reg. No. 124-07-2] is the chemical name for octanoic acid. It is
considered to be a short or medium chain fatty acid. It occurs normally
in various foods and is commercially prepared by oxidation of n-octanol
or by fermentation and fractional distillation of the volatile fatty
acids present in coconut oil.
(b) The ingredient meets the specifications of the ``Food Chemicals
Codex,'' 3d Ed. (1981), p. 207, which is incorporated by reference.
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(c) The ingredient is used as a flavoring agent and adjuvant as
defined in Sec. 170.3(o)(12) of this chapter.
(d) The ingredient is used in foods in accordance with Sec.
184.1(b)(1), at levels not to exceed good manufacturing practice.
Current good manufacturing practices result in maximum levels, as
served, of: 0.013 percent for baked goods as defined in Sec.
170.3(n)(1) of this chapter; 0.04 percent for cheeses as defined in
Sec. 170.3(n)(5) of this chapter; 0.005 percent for fats and oils as
defined in Sec. 170.3(n)(12) of this chapter, for frozen dairy desserts
as defined in Sec. 170.3(n)(20) of this chapter, for gelatins and
puddings as defined in Sec. 170.3(n)(22) of this chapter, for meat
products as defined in Sec. 170.3(n)(29) of this chapter, and for soft
candy as defined in Sec. 170.3(n)(38) of this chapter; 0.016 percent
for snack foods as defined in Sec. 170.3(n)(37) of this chapter; and
0.001 percent or less for all other food categories.
(e) Prior sanctions for this ingredient different from the uses
established in this section do not exist or have been waived.
[43 FR 19843, May 9, 1978, as amended at 49 FR 5611, Feb. 14, 1984]
Additives that reference this regulation: