[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. 184.1983 Bakers yeast extract.
(a) Bakers yeast extract is the food ingredient resulting from
concentration of the solubles of mechanically ruptured cells of a
selected strain of yeast, Saccharomyces cerevisiae. It may be
concentrated or dried.
(b) The ingredient meets the following specifications on a dry
weight basis: Less than 0.4 part per million (ppm) arsenic, 0.13 ppm
ppm lead, 0.05 ppm mercury, 0.09 ppm selenium, and 10 ppm zinc.
(c) The viable microbial content of the finished ingredient as a
concentrate or dry material is:
(1) Less than 10,000 organisms/gram by aerobic plate count.
(2) Less than 10 yeasts and molds/gram.
(3) Negative for Salmonella, E. coli, coagulase positive
Staphylococci, Clostridium perfringens, Clostridium botulinum, or any
other recognized microbial pathogen or any harmful microbial toxin.
(d) The ingredient is used as a flavoring agent and adjuvant as
defined in Sec. 170.3(o)(12) of this chapter at a level not to exceed 5
percent in food.
(e) This regulation is issued prior to general evaluation of use of
this ingredient in order to affirm as GRAS the specific use named.
Additives that reference this regulation: