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186.1839 Sorbose.

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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: 21CFR186.1839]

[Page 589-590]
 
                        TITLE 21--FOOD AND DRUGS
 
CHAPTER I--FOOD AND DRUG ADMINISTRATION, DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN 
                          SERVICES (CONTINUED)
 
PART 186_INDIRECT FOOD SUBSTANCES AFFIRMED AS GENERALLY RECOGNIZED AS 
SAFE--Table of Contents
 
        Subpart B_Listing of Specific Substances Affirmed as GRAS
 
Sec.  186.1839  Sorbose.

    (a) Sorbose (L-sorbose, sorbinose) 
(C6H12O6, CAS Reg. No. 87-79-6) is an

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orthorhombic, bisphenoidal crystalline ketohexose. It was originally 
identifed in the juice of mature berries from the mountain ash (Sorbus 
aucuparia) where it occurs as the result of microbial oxidation of 
sorbitol. It also occurs naturally in other plants. Sorbose can be 
synthesized by the catalytic hydrogenation of glucose to D-sorbitol. The 
resulting sorbitol can be oxidized by Acetobacter xylinum or by 
Acetobacter suboxydans.
    (b) The ingredient is used or intended for indirect food use as a 
constituent of cotton, cotton fabrics, paper, and paperboard in contact 
with dry food.
    (c) The ingredient migrates to food at levels not to exceed good 
manufacturing practice.
    (d) Prior sanctions for this ingredient different from the uses 
established in this section do not exist or have been waived.

[43 FR 11698, Mar. 21, 1978, as amended at 48 FR 48457, Oct. 19, 1983]





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Source: U.S. Code of Federal Regulations - CFR Title 21, Part 186, Section 1839


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