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184.1355 Helium.

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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: 21CFR184.1355]

[Page 528]
 
                        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.  184.1355  Helium.

    (a) Helium (empirical formula He, CAS Reg. No. 7440-59-7) is a 
colorless, odorless, flavorless, nonflammable, inert gas. It is lighter 
than air and is produced by the liquefaction and purification of natural 
gas.
    (b) The Food and Drug Administration is developing food-grade 
specifications for helium 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 limitations 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 processing aid as defined in Sec.  
170.3(o)(24) 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.

[48 FR 57270, Dec. 29, 1983]





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Source: U.S. Code of Federal Regulations - CFR Title 21, Part 184, Section 1355


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