[Code of Federal Regulations]
[Title 21, Volume 3]
[Revised as of April 1, 2006]
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TITLE 21--FOOD AND DRUGS
CHAPTER I--FOOD AND DRUG ADMINISTRATION, DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN
PART 184_DIRECT FOOD SUBSTANCES AFFIRMED AS GENERALLY RECOGNIZED AS
SAFE--Table of Contents
Subpart B_Listing of Specific Substances Affirmed as GRAS
Sec. 184.1670 Propylparaben.
(a) Propylparaben is the chemical propyl p-hydroxybenzoate. It is
produced by the n-propanol esterification of p-hydroxybenzoic acid in
the presence of sulfuric acid, with subsequent distillation.
(b) The ingredient meets the specifications of the ``Food Chemicals
Codex,'' 3d Ed. (1981), p. 258, which is incorporated by reference.
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(c) The ingredient is used as an antimicrobial agent as defined in
Sec. 170.3(o)(2) of this chapter.
(d) The ingredient is used in food at levels not to exceed good
manufacturing practices. Current good manufacturing practice results in
a maximum level of 0.1 percent in food.
(e) Prior sanctions for this ingredient different from the uses
established in this regulation do not exist or have been waived.
[42 FR 14653, Mar. 15, 1977, as amended at 49 FR 5613, Feb. 14, 1984]
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