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184.1655 Propane.

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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: 21CFR184.1655]

[Page 556]
 
                        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.  184.1655  Propane.

    (a) Propane (empirical formula C3H8, CAS Reg. 
No. 74-98-6) is also known as dimethylmethane or propyl hydrid. It is a 
colorless, odorless, flammable gas at normal temperatures and pressures. 
It is easily liquefied under pressure at room temperature and is stored 
and shipped in the liquid state. Propane is obtained from natural gas by 
fractionation following absorption in oil, adsorption to surface-active 
agents, or refrigeration.
    (b) The Food and Drug Administration is developing food-grade 
specifications for propane 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 propellant, aerating agent, and gas 
as defined in Sec.  170.3(o)(25) 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 57271, Dec. 29, 1983]





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Source: U.S. Code of Federal Regulations - CFR Title 21, Part 184, Section 1655


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