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184.1901 Triacetin.

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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: 21CFR184.1901]

[Page 572-573]
 
                        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.  184.1901  Triacetin.

    (a) Triacetin (C8 H14O6, CAS Reg. 
No. 102-76-1), also known as 1,2,3,-propanetriol triacetate or glyceryl 
triacetate, is the triester of glycerin and acetic acid. Triacetin can 
be prepared by heating glycerin with acetic anhydride alone or in the 
presence of finely divided potassium hydrogen sulfate. It can also be 
prepared by the reaction of oxygen with a liquid-phase mixture of allyl 
acetate and acetic acid using a bromide salt as a catalyst.
    (b) The ingredient meets the specifications of the Food Chemicals 
Codex, 3d Ed. (1981), pp. 337-338, as revised by the First Supplement to 
the 3d Ed., which is incorporated by reference in accordance with 5 
U.S.C. 552(a). Copies are available from the National Academy Press, 
2102 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)(1), the ingredient is used in 
food with no limitation other than current good

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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 in food as a flavoring agent and adjuvant 
as defined in Sec.  170.3(o)(12) of this chapter; a formulation aid as 
defined in Sec.  170.3(o)(14) of this chapter; and humectant as defined 
in Sec.  170.3(o)(16) of this chapter; and a solvent and vehicle as 
defined in Sec.  170.3(o)(27) of this chapter.
    (2) The ingredient is used in the following foods at levels not to 
exceed current good manufacturing practice: baked goods and baking mixes 
as defined in Sec.  170.3(n)(1) of this chapter, alcoholic beverages as 
defined in Sec.  170.3(n)(2) of this chapter; nonalcoholic beverages and 
beverage bases as defined in Sec.  170.3(n)(3) of this chapter; chewing 
gum as defined in Sec.  170.3(n)(6) of this chapter; confections and 
frostings as defined in Sec.  170.3(n)(9) of this chapter; frozen dairy 
dessert and mixes as defined in Sec.  170.3(n)(20) of this chapter; 
gelatins, puddings, and fillngs as defined in Sec.  170.3(n)(22) of this 
chapter; hard candy as defined in Sec.  170.3(n)(25) of this chapter; 
and soft candy as defined in Sec.  170.3(n)(38) of this chapter.
    (d) Prior sanctions for this ingredient different from the uses 
established in this section do not exist or have been waived.

[54 FR 7404, Feb. 21, 1989]





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Source: U.S. Code of Federal Regulations - CFR Title 21, Part 184, Section 1901


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