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184.1400 Lecithin.

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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: 21CFR184.1400]

[Page 532]
 
                        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.  184.1400  Lecithin.

    (a) Commercial lecithin is a naturally occurring mixture of the 
phosphatides of choline, ethanolamine, and inositol, with smaller 
amounts of othe lipids. It is isolated as a gum following hydration of 
solvent-extracted soy, safflower, or corn oils. Lecithin is bleached, if 
desired, by hydrogen peroxide and benzoyl peroxide and dried by heating.
    (b) The ingredient meets the specifications of the Food Chemicals 
Codex, 3d Ed. (1981), pp. 166-167, which is incorporated by reference. 
Copies are available from the National Academy Press, 2101 Constitution 
Ave. NW., Washington, DC 20418, or available for inspection 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) 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 exist or have been waived.

[48 FR 51150, Nov. 7, 1983]





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Source: U.S. Code of Federal Regulations - CFR Title 21, Part 184, Section 1400


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