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184.1324 Glyceryl monostearate.

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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: 21CFR184.1324]

[Page 523]
 
                        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.  184.1324  Glyceryl monostearate.

    (a) Glyceryl monostearate, also known as monostearin, is a mixture 
of variable proportions of glyceryl monostearate 
(C21H42O4, CAS Reg. No. 31566-31-1), 
glyceryl monopalmitate (C19H38O4, CAS 
Reg. No. 26657-96-5) and glyceryl esters of fatty acids present in 
commercial stearic acid. Glyceryl monostearate is prepared by 
glycerolysis of certain fats or oils that are derived from edible 
sources or by esterification, with glycerin, of stearic acid that is 
derived from edible sources.
    (b) FDA is developing food-grade specifications for glyceryl 
monostearate 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 with no limitation other than current good manufacturing practice.
    (d) Prior sanctions for this ingredient different from the uses 
established in this section do not not exist or have been waived.

[54 FR 7403 Feb. 21, 1989]





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Source: U.S. Code of Federal Regulations - CFR Title 21, Part 184, Section 1324


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