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184.1321 Corn gluten.

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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: 21CFR184.1321]

[Page 522]
 
                        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.  184.1321  Corn gluten.

    (a) Corn gluten (CAS Reg. No. 66071-96-3), also known as corn gluten 
meal, is the principal protein component of corn endosperm. It consists 
mainly of zein and glutelin. Corn gluten is a byproduct of the wet 
milling of corn for starch. The gluten fraction is washed to remove 
residual water soluble proteins. Corn gluten is also produced as a 
byproduct during the conversion of the starch in whole or various 
fractions of dry milled corn to corn syrups.
    (b) FDA is developing food-grade specifications for corn gluten in 
cooperation with the National Academy of Sciences. In the interim, the 
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 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 a nutrient supplement as defined in 
Sec.  170.3(o)(20) of this chapter and a texturizer as defined in Sec.  
170.3(o)(32) of this chapter.
    (2) The ingredient is used in food at levels not to exceed current 
good manufacturing practice.
    (d) Prior sanctions for this ingredient different from the uses 
established in this section do not exist or have been waived.

[50 FR 8998, Mar. 6, 1985]





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Source: U.S. Code of Federal Regulations - CFR Title 21, Part 184, Section 1321


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