[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. 184.1733 Sodium benzoate.
(a) Sodium benzoate is the chemical benzoate of soda
(C7H5NaO2), produced by the
neutralization of benzoic acid with sodium bicarbonate, sodium
carbonate, or sodium hydroxide. The salt is not found to occur
(b) The ingredient meets the specifications of the ``Food Chemicals
Codex,'' 3d Ed. (1981), p. 278, 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, and as a flavoring agent and adjuvant
as defined in Sec. 170.3(o)(12) of this chapter.
(d) The ingredient is used in food at levels not to exceed good
manufacturing practice. Current usage results in a maximum level of 0.1
percent in food. (The Food and Drug Administration has not determined
whether significally different conditions of use would be GRAS.)
(e) Prior sanctions for this ingredient different from the uses
established in this section, or different from that set forth in part
181 of this chapter, do not exist or have been waived.
[42 FR 14653, Mar. 15, 1977, as amended at 49 FR 5613, Feb. 14, 1984]
Additives that reference this regulation: