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184.1978 Carnauba wax.

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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: 21CFR184.1978]

[Page 578]
                        TITLE 21--FOOD AND DRUGS
                          SERVICES (CONTINUED)
SAFE--Table of Contents
        Subpart B_Listing of Specific Substances Affirmed as GRAS
Sec.  184.1978  Carnauba wax.

    (a) Carnauba wax (CAS Reg. No. 008-015-869) is obtained from the 
leaves and buds of the Brazilian wax palm Copernicia cerifera Martius. 
The wax is hard, brittle, sparingly soluble in cold organic solvents and 
insoluble in water. It is marketed in five grades designated No. 1 
through No. 5. Grades No. 4 and No. 5 represent the bulk of the 
commercial trade volume. These commercial grades consist chiefly of 
C24 to C32 normal saturated monofunctional fatty 
acids and normal saturated monofunctional primary alcohols.
    (b) The ingredient meets the specifications of the Food Chemicals 
Codex, 3d Ed. (1981), p. 73, 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:
    (c) In accordance with Sec.  184.1(b)(1), the ingredient is used in 
food with no limitation other than current good 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 as an anticaking agent as defined Sec.  
170.3(o)(1) of this chapter; as a formulation aid as defined in Sec.  
170.3(o)(14) of this chapter; as a lubricant and release agent 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.
    (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; chewing gun 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; fresh fruits and fruit 
juices as defined in Sec.  170.3(n)(16) of this chapter; gravies and 
sauces as defined in Sec.  170.3(n)(24) of this chapter; processed 
fruits and fruit juices as defined in Sec.  170.3(n)(35) of this 
chapter; and soft candy as defined in Sec.  170.3(n)(38) of this 
    (d) Prior sanctions for this ingredient different from the uses 
established in this section do not exist or have been waived.

[48 FR 51147, Nov. 7, 1983]

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Source: U.S. Code of Federal Regulations - CFR Title 21, Part 184, Section 1978

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