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184.1330 Acacia (gum arabic).

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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: 21CFR184.1330]

[Page 524-525]
 
                        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.  184.1330  Acacia (gum arabic).

    (a) Acacia (gum arabic) is the dried gummy exudate from stems and 
branches of trees of various species of the genus Acacia, family 
Leguminosae.
    (b) The ingredient meets the specifications of the ``Food Chemicals 
Codex,'' 3d Ed. (1981), p. 7, which is incorporated by reference. Copies 
may be obtained from the National Academy Press, 2101 Constitution Ave. 
NW., Washington, DC 20418, or may be examined 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) The ingredient is used in food under the following conditions:

                     Maximum Usage Levels Permitted
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        Food (as served)          Percent             Function
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Beverages and beverage bases,         2.0  Emulsifier and emulsifier
 Sec.   170.3(n)(3) of this                 salt, Sec.   170.3(o)(8) of
 chapter.                                   this chapter; flavoring
                                            agent and adjuvant, Sec.
                                            170.3(o)(12) of this
                                            chapter; formulation aid,
                                            Sec.   170.3(o)(14) of this
                                            chapter; stabilizer and
                                            thickener, Sec.
                                            170.3(o)(28) of this
                                            chapter.
Chewing gum, Sec.   170.3(n)(6)       5.6  Flavoring agent and adjuvant,
 of this chapter.                           Sec.   170.3(o)(12) of this
                                            chapter; formulation aid,
                                            Sec.   170.3(o)(14) of this
                                            chapter; humectant, Sec.
                                            170.3(o)(16) of this
                                            chapter; surface-finishing
                                            agent, Sec.   170.3(o)(30)
                                            of this chapter.
Confections and frostings, Sec.      12.4  Formulation aid, Sec.
   170.3(n)(9) of this chapter.             170.3(o)(14) of this
                                            chapter; stabilizer and
                                            thickener, Sec.
                                            170.3(o)(28) of this
                                            chapter; surface-finishing
                                            agent, Sec.   170.3(o)(30)
                                            of this chapter.
Dairy product analogs, Sec.           1.3  Formulation aid, Sec.
 170.3(n)(10) of this chapter.              170.3(o)(14) of this
                                            chapter; stabilizer and
                                            thickener, Sec.
                                            170.3(o)(28) of this
                                            chapter.
Fats and oils, Sec.                   1.5  Formulation aid, Sec.
 170.3(n)(12) of this chapter.              170.3(o)(14) of this
                                            chapter; stabilizer and
                                            thickener, Sec.
                                            170.3(o)(28) of this
                                            chapter.
Gelatins, puddings, and               2.5  Emulsifier and emulsifier
 fillings, Sec.   170.3(n)(22)              salt, Sec.   170.3(o)(8) of
 of this chapter.                           this chapter; formulation
                                            aid, Sec.   170.3(o)(14) of
                                            this chapter.; stabilizer
                                            and thickener, Sec.
                                            170.3(o)(28) of this
                                            chapter.
Hard candy and cough drops,          46.5  Flavoring agent and adjuvant,
 Sec.   170.3(n)(25) of this                Sec.   170.3(o)(12) of this
 chapter.                                   chapter; formulation aid,
                                            Sec.   170.3(o)(14) of this
                                            chapter.
Nuts and nut products, Sec.           8.3  Formulation aid, Sec.
 170.3(n)(32) of this chapter.              170.3(o)(14) of this
                                            chapter; surface-finishing
                                            agent, Sec.   170.3(o)(30)
                                            of this chapter.
Quiescently frozen confection         6.0  Formulation aid, Sec.
 products.                                  170.3(o)(14) of this
                                            chapter; stabilizer and
                                            thickener, Sec.
                                            170.3(o)(28) of this
                                            chapter.
Snack foods, Sec.                     4.0  Emulsifier and emulsifier
 170.3(n)(37) of this chapter.              salt, Sec.   170.3(o)(8) of
                                            this chapter; formulation
                                            aid, Sec.   170.3(o)(14) of
                                            this chapter.

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Soft candy, Sec.   170.3(n)(38)      85.0  Emulsifier and emulsifier
 of this chapter.                           salt, Sec.   170.3(o)(8) of
                                            this chapter; firming agent,
                                            Sec.   170.3(o)(10) of this
                                            chapter; flavoring agent and
                                            adjuvant, Sec.
                                            170.3(o)(12) of this
                                            chapter; formulation aid,
                                            Sec.   170.3(o)(14) of this
                                            chapter, humectant, Sec.
                                            170.3(o)(16) of this
                                            chapter; stabilizer and
                                            thickener, Sec.
                                            170.3(o)(28) of this
                                            chapter; surface-finishing
                                            agent, Sec.   170.3(o)(30)
                                            of this chapter.
All other food categories......       1.0  Emulsifier and emulsifier
                                            salt, Sec.   170.3(o)(8) of
                                            this chapter; flavoring
                                            agent and adjuvant, Sec.
                                            170.3(o)(12) of this
                                            chapter; formulation aid,
                                            Sec.   170.3(o)(14) of this
                                            chapter; processing aid,
                                            Sec.   170.3(o)(24) of this
                                            chapter; stabilizer and
                                            thickener, Sec.
                                            170.3(o)(28) of this
                                            chapter; surface-finishing
                                            agent, Sec.   170.3(o)(30)
                                            of this chapter; texturizer,
                                            Sec.   170.3(o)(32) of this
                                            chapter.
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    (d) [Reserved]
    (e) Prior sanctions for this ingredient different from the uses 
established in this section do not exist or have been waived.

[42 FR 14653, Mar. 15, 1977, as amended at 42 FR 55205, Oct. 14, 1977; 
49 FR 5612, Feb. 14, 1983; 53 FR 5766, Feb. 26, 1988]





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Source: U.S. Code of Federal Regulations - CFR Title 21, Part 184, Section 1330


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