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184.1339 Guar gum.

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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: 21CFR184.1339]

[Page 526]
 
                        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.  184.1339  Guar gum.

    (a) Guar gum is the natural substance obtained from the maceration 
of the seed of the guar plant, Cyamopsis tetragonoloba (Linne) Taub., or 
Cyamopsis psoraloides (Lam.) D.C.
    (b) The ingredient meets the specifications of the ``Food Chemicals 
Codex,'' 3d Ed. (1981), p. 141, 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
------------------------------------------------------------------------
        Food (as served)          Percent             Function
------------------------------------------------------------------------
Baked goods and baking mixes,        0.35  Emulsifier and emulsifier
 Sec.   170.3(n)(1) of this                 salts, Sec.   170.3(o)(8) of
 chapter.                                   this chapter; formulation
                                            aid, Sec.   170.3(o)(14) of
                                            this chapter; stabilizer and
                                            thickener; Sec.
                                            170.3(o)(28) of this
                                            chapter.
Breakfast cereals, Sec.               1.2  Formulation aid, Sec.
 170.3(n)(4) of this chapter.               170.3(o)(14) of this
                                            chapter; stabilizer and
                                            thickener, Sec.
                                            170.3(o)(28) of this
                                            chapter.
Cheese, Sec.   170.3(n)(5) of          .8   Do.
 this chapter.
Dairy products analogs, Sec.          1.0  Firming agent, Sec.
 170.3(n)(10) of this chapter.              170.3(o)(10) of this
                                            chapter; formulation aid,
                                            Sec.   170.3(o)(14) of this
                                            chapter; stabilizer and
                                            thickener, Sec.
                                            170.3(o)(28) of this
                                            chapter.
Fats and oils, Sec.                   2.0   Do.
 170.3(n)(12) of this chapter.
Gravies and sauces, Sec.              1.2  Formulation aid, Sec.
 170.3(n)(24) of this chapter.              170.3(o)(14) of this
                                            chapter; stabilizer and
                                            thickener, Sec.
                                            170.3(o)(28) of this
                                            chapter.
Jams and jellies, commercial,         1.0   Do.
 Sec.   170.3(n)(28) of this
 chapter.
Milk products, Sec.                    .6   Do.
 170.3(n)(31) of this chapter.
Processed vegetables and              2.0  Formulation aid, Sec.
 vegetable juices, Sec.                     170.3(o)(14) of this
 170.3(n)(36) of this chapter.              chapter; stabilizer and
                                            thickener, Sec.
                                            170.3(o)(28) of this
                                            chapter.
Soups and soup mixes, Sec.             .8   Do.
 170.3(n)(40) of this chapter.
Sweet sauces, toppings and            1.0   Do.
 syrups, Sec.   170.3(n)(43) of
 this chapter.
All other food categories......        .5  Emulsifier and emulsifier
                                            salts, Sec.   170.3(o)(8) of
                                            this chapter; firming agent,
                                            Sec.   170.3(o)(10) of this
                                            chapter; formulation aid,
                                            Sec.   170.3(o)(14) of this
                                            chapter; stabilizer and
                                            thickener, Sec.
                                            170.3(o)(28) of this
                                            chapter.
------------------------------------------------------------------------

    (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, 1984]





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Source: U.S. Code of Federal Regulations - CFR Title 21, Part 184, Section 1339


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