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184.1890 &b.alpha;-Tocopherols.

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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: 21CFR184.1890]

[Page 572]
 
                        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.  184.1890  [b.alpha]-Tocopherols.

    (a) The [alpha]-tocopherols that are the subject of this GRAS 
affirmation regulation are limited to the following:
    (1) d-[alpha]-Tocopherol (CAS Reg. No. 59-02-9) is the chemical 
[2R,4'R,8prime;R]-2,5,7,8-tetramethyl-2-(4',8',12'-trimethyl-tridecyl)-
6-chromanol. It occurs commercially as a concentrate and is a red, 
nearly odorless, viscous oil. It is obtained by vacuum steam 
distillation of edible vegetable oil products.
    (2) dl-[alpha]-Tocopherol (CAS Reg. No. 10191-41-0) is a mixture of 
stereoisomers of 2,5,7,8-tetramethyl-2-(4',8',12'-trimethyl-tridecyl)-6-
chromanol. It is chemically synthesized by condensing racemic isophytol 
with trimethyl hydroquinone. It is a pale yellow viscous oil at room 
temperature.
    (b) The ingredients meet the specifications of the Food Chemicals 
Codex, 3d Ed. (1981), pp. 330-331, 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)(3), the affirmation of the 
ingredients as generally recognized as safe is limited to the following 
conditions of use while the agency concludes the general evaluation of 
all food uses of tocopherols:
    (1) The ingredients are used as inhibitors of nitrosamine formation.
    (2) The ingredients are used in pump-cured bacon at levels not to 
exceed current good manufacturing practice.

[49 FR 13348, Apr. 4, 1984]





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Source: U.S. Code of Federal Regulations - CFR Title 21, Part 184, Section 1890


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