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184.1187 Calcium alginate.

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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: 21CFR184.1187]

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                        TITLE 21--FOOD AND DRUGS
 
CHAPTER I--FOOD AND DRUG ADMINISTRATION, DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN 
                          SERVICES (CONTINUED)
 
PART 184_DIRECT FOOD SUBSTANCES AFFIRMED AS GENERALLY RECOGNIZED AS 
SAFE--Table of Contents
 
        Subpart B_Listing of Specific Substances Affirmed as GRAS
 
Sec.  184.1187  Calcium alginate.

    (a) Calcium alginate (CAS Reg. No. 9005-35-0) is the calcium salt of 
alginic acid, a natural polyuronide constituent of certain brown algae. 
Calcium alginate is prepared by the neutralization of purified alginic 
acid with appropriate pH control agents, or from sodium alginate by 
metathesis with appropriate calcium salts.
    (b) The ingredient meets the specifications of the Food Chemicals 
Codex, 3d Ed. (1981), p. 45, 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: 
http://www.archives.gov/federal--register/code--of--federal--
regulations/ibr--locations.html.
    (c) In accordance with Sec.  184.1(b)(2), the ingredient is used in 
food only within the following specific limitations:

------------------------------------------------------------------------
                                       Maximum
                                       level of
                                        use in
          Category of food             food (as       Functional use
                                       served)
                                      (percent)
------------------------------------------------------------------------
Baked goods, Sec.   170.3(n)(1) of        0.002  Stabilizer, thickener,
 this chapter.                                    Sec.   170.3(o)(28) of
                                                  this chapter.
Alcoholic beverages, Sec.                   0.4   Do.
 170.3(n)(2) of this chapter.
Confections and frostings, Sec.             0.4   Do.
 170.3(n)(9) of this chapter.
Egg products, Sec.   170.3(n)(11) of        0.6   Do.
 this chapter.
Fats and oils, Sec.   170.3(n)(12)          0.5   Do.
 of this chapter.
Gelatins, puddings, Sec.                   0.25   Do.
 170.3(n)(22) of this chapter.
Gravies and sauces, Sec.                    0.4   Do.
 170.3(n)(24) of this chapter.
Jams and jellies, Sec.                      0.5   Do.
 170.3(n)(28) of this chapter.
Sweet sauces, Sec.   170.3(n)(43) of        0.5   Do.
 this chapter.
All other food categories...........        0.3   Do.
------------------------------------------------------------------------

    (d) Prior sanctions for calcium alginate different from the uses 
established in this section do not exist or have been waived.

[47 FR 29951, July 9, 1982]

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Source: U.S. Code of Federal Regulations - CFR Title 21, Part 184, Section 1187


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