[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. 184.1095 Sulfuric acid.
(a) Sulfuric acid (H2SO4, CAS Reg. No. 7664-
93-9), also known as oil of vitriol, is a clear, colorless, oily liquid.
It is prepared by reacting sulfur dioxide (SO2) with oxygen
and mixing the resultant sulfur trioxide (SO3) with water, or
by reacting nitric oxide (NO) with sulfur dioxide and water.
(b) The ingredient meets the specifications of the ``Food Chemicals
Codex,'' 3d Ed. (1981), pp. 317-318, which is incorporated by reference.
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(c) The ingredient is used as a pH control agent as defined in Sec.
170.3(o)(23) of this chapter and processing aid as defined in Sec.
170.3(o)(24) of this chapter.
(d) The ingredient is used in food at levels not to exceed good
manufacturing practice in accordance with Sec. 184.1(b)(1). Current
good manufacturing practice results in a maximum level, as served, of
0.014 percent for alcoholic beverages as defined in Sec. 170.3(n)(2) of
this chapter and 0.0003 percent for cheeses as defined in Sec.
170.3(n)(5) of this chapter.
(e) Prior sanctions for this ingredient different from the uses
established in this section do not exist or have been waived.
[45 FR 6085, Jan. 25, 1980, as amended at 49 FR 5611, Feb. 14, 1984]
Additives that reference this regulation: