[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. 184.1297 Ferric chloride.
(a) Ferric chloride (iron (III) chloride, FeC13, CAS Reg.
No. 7705-08-0) may be prepared from iron and chlorine or from ferric
oxide and hydrogen chloride. The pure material occurs as hydroscopic,
hexagonal, dark crystals. Ferric chloride hexahydrate (iron (III)
chloride hexahydrate, FeC13. 6H20, CAS Reg. No.
10025-77-1) is readily formed when ferric chloride is exposed to
(b) The Food and Drug Administration is developing food-grade
specifications for ferric chloride in cooperation with the National
Academy of Sciences. In the interim, this ingredient must be of a purity
suitable for its intended use.
(c) In accordance with Sec. 184.1(b)(1) the ingredient is used in
food as a flavoring agent as defined in Sec. 170.3(o)(12) of this
chapter, with no limitation other than current good manufacturing
(d) Prior sanctions for this ingredient different from the uses
established in this section do not exist or have been waived.
[53 FR 16864, May 12, 1988]
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