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184.1077 Potassium acid tartrate.

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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: 21CFR184.1077]

[Page 490]
                        TITLE 21--FOOD AND DRUGS
                          SERVICES (CONTINUED)
SAFE--Table of Contents
        Subpart B_Listing of Specific Substances Affirmed as GRAS
Sec.  184.1077  Potassium acid tartrate.

    (a) Potassium acid tartrate 
(C4H5KO6, CAS Reg. No. 868-14-4) is the 
potassium acid salt of l-(+)-tartaric acid and is also called potassium 
bitartrate or cream of tartar. It occurs as colorless or slightly opaque 
crystals or as a white, crystalline powder. It has a pleasant, acid 
taste. It is obtained as a byproduct of wine manufacture.
    (b) The ingredient meets the specifications of the Food Chemicals 
Codex, 3d Ed. (1981), P. 238, which is incorporated by reference. Copies 
are available from the National Academy Press, 2101 Constitution Ave. 
NW., Washington, DC 20418, or available for inspection at the National 
Archives and Records Administration (NARA). For information on the 
availability of this material at NARA, call 202-741-6030, or go to:
    (c) In accordance with Sec.  184.1(b)(1), the ingredient is used in 
food with no limitation other than current good manufacturing practice. 
The affirmation of this ingredient as generally recognized as safe 
(GRAS) as a direct human food ingredient is based upon the following 
current good manufacturing practice conditions of use:
    (1) The ingredient is used as an anticaking agent as defined in 
Sec.  170.3(o)(1) of this chapter; an antimicrobial agent as defined in 
Sec.  170.3(o)(2) of this chapter; a formulation aid as defined in Sec.  
170.3(o)(14) of this chapter; a humectant as defined in Sec.  
170.3(o)(16) of this chapter; a leavening agent as defined in Sec.  
170.3(o)(17) of this chapter; A pH control agent as defined in Sec.  
170.3(o)(23) of this chapter; a processing aid as defined in Sec.  
170.3(o)(24) of this chapter; a stabilizer and thickener as defined in 
Sec.  170.3(o)(28) of this chapter; and a surface-active agent as 
defined in Sec.  170.3(o)(29) of this chapter.
    (2) The ingredient is used in the following foods at levels not to 
exceed current good manufacturing practice: baked goods as defined in 
Sec.  170.3(n)(1) of this chapter; confections and frostings as defined 
in Sec.  170.3(n)(9) of this chapter; gelatins and puddings as defined 
in Sec.  170.3(n)(22) of this chapter; hard candy as defined in Sec.  
170.3(n)(25) of this chapter; jams and jellies as defined in Sec.  
170.3(n)(28) of this chapter; and soft candy as defined in Sec.  
170.3(n)(38) of this chapter.
    (d) Prior sanctions for this ingredient different from the uses 
established in this section do not exist or have been waived.

[48 FR 52446, Nov. 18, 1983]

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Source: U.S. Code of Federal Regulations - CFR Title 21, Part 184, Section 1077

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