[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. 184.1973 Beeswax (yellow and white).
(a) Beeswax (CAS Reg. No. 8012-89-3) is a secretory product of honey
bees used as a structural material in honeycombs. Beeswax is prepared
from honeycombs after removal of the honey by draining or centrifuging.
The combs are melted in hot water or steam or with solar heat, and
strained. The wax is refined by melting in hot water to which sulfuric
acid or alkali may be added to extract impurities. The resulting wax is
referred to as yellow beeswax. White beeswax is produced by bleaching
the constituent pigments of yellow beeswax with peroxides, or preferably
it is bleached by sun light.
(b) The ingredient meets the specifications of the ``Food Chemicals
Codex,'' 3d Ed. (1981), pp. 34-35, which is incorporated by reference.
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(c) The ingredient is used as a flavoring agent and adjuvant as
defined in Sec. 170.3(o)(12) of this chapter, as a lubricant as defined
in Sec. 170.3(o)(18) of this chapter, and as a surface-finishing agent
as defined in Sec. 170.3(o)(30) of this chapter.
(d) The ingredient is used in food, in accordance with Sec.
184.1(b)(1) of this chapter, at levels not to exceed good manufacturing
practice. Current good manufacturing practice results in a maximum
level, as served, of: 0.065 percent for chewing gum as defined in Sec.
170.3(n)(6) of this chapter; 0.005 percent for confections and frostings
as defined in Sec. 170.3(n)(9) of this chapter; 0.04 percent for hard
candy as defined in Sec. 170.3(n)(25) of this chapter; 0.1 percent for
soft candy as defined in Sec. 170.3(n)(38) of this chapter; and 0.002
percent or less for all other food categories.
[43 FR 14644, Apr. 7, 1978, as amended at 49 FR 5613, Feb. 14, 1984; 50
FR 49536, Dec. 3, 1985]
Additives that reference this regulation: