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184.1724 Sodium alginate.

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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: 21CFR184.1724]

[Page 561-562]
 
                        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.  184.1724  Sodium alginate.

    (a) Sodium alginate (CAS Reg. No. 9005-38-3) is the sodium salt of 
alginic acid, a natural polyuronide constituent of certain brown algae. 
Sodium alginate is prepared by the neutralization of purified alginic 
acid with appropriate pH control agents.
    (b) The ingredient meets the specifications of the Food Chemicals 
Codex, 3d Ed. (1981), p. 274, 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)(2), the ingredient is used in 
food only within the following specific limitations:

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------------------------------------------------------------------------
                                        Maximum
                                       level of
                                        use in
          Category of food             food (as       Functional use
                                        served)
                                       (percent)
------------------------------------------------------------------------
Condiments and relishes, Sec.                1.0  Texturizer, Sec.
 170.3(n)(8) of this chapter, except               170.3(o)(32) of this
 pimento ribbon for stuffed olives.                chapter, formulation
                                                   aid Sec.
                                                   170.3(o)(14) of this
                                                   chapter, stabilizer,
                                                   thickener, Sec.
                                                   170.3(o)(28) of this
                                                   chapter.
Pimento ribbon for stuffed olives...         6.0   Do.
Confections and frostings, Sec.              0.3  Stabilizer, thickener,
 170.3(n)(9) of this chapter.                      Sec.   170.3(o)(28)
                                                   of this chapter.
Gelatins and puddings, Sec.                  4.0  Firming agent, Sec.
 170.3(n)(22) of this chapter.                     170.3(o)(10) of this
                                                   chapter; flavor
                                                   adjuvant, Sec.
                                                   170.3(o)(12) of this
                                                   chapter; stabilizer,
                                                   thickener, Sec.
                                                   170.3(o)(28) of this
                                                   chapter.
Hard candy, Sec.   170.3(n)(25) of          10.0  Stabilizer, thickener,
 this chapter.                                     Sec.   170.3(o)(28)
                                                   of this chapter.
Processed fruits and fruit juices,           2.0  Formulation aid, Sec.
 Sec.   170.3(n)(35) of this chapter.               170.3(o)(14) of this
                                                   chapter; texturizer,
                                                   Sec.   170.3(o)(32)
                                                   of this chapter.
All other food categories...........         1.0  Emulsifier, Sec.
                                                   170.3(o)(8) of this
                                                   chapter; firming
                                                   agent, Sec.
                                                   170.3(o)(10) of this
                                                   chapter; flavor
                                                   enhancer, Sec.
                                                   170.3(o)(11) of this
                                                   chapter; flavor
                                                   adjuvant, Sec.
                                                   170.3(o)(12) of this
                                                   chapter; processing
                                                   aid, Sec.
                                                   170.3(o)(24) of this
                                                   chapter; stabilizer
                                                   and thickener, Sec.
                                                   170.3(o)(28) of this
                                                   chapter; surface
                                                   active agent, Sec.
                                                   170.3(o)(29) of this
                                                   chapter.
------------------------------------------------------------------------

    (d) Prior sanctions for sodium alginate different from the uses 
established in this section do not exist or have been waived.

[47 FR 29951, July 9, 1982, as amended at 48 FR 52448, Nov. 18, 1983]





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Source: U.S. Code of Federal Regulations - CFR Title 21, Part 184, Section 1724


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