[Code of Federal Regulations]
[Title 21, Volume 6]
[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 573_FOOD ADDITIVES PERMITTED IN FEED AND DRINKING WATER OF ANIMALS
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Subpart B_Food Additive Listing
Sec. 573.680 Mineral oil.
Mineral oil may be safely used in animal feed, subject to the
provisions of this section.
(a) Mineral oil, for the purpose of this section, is that complying
with the definition and specifications contained in Sec. 172.878 (a)
and (b) or in Sec. 178.3620(b)(1) (i) and (ii) of this chapter.
(b) It is used in animal feeds for the following purposes:
(1) To reduce dustiness of feeds or mineral supplements.
(2) To serve as a lubricant in the preparation of pellets, cubes, or
blocks and to improve resistance to moisture of such pellets, cubes, or
(3) To prevent the segregation of trace minerals in mineralized
(4) To serve as a diluent carrier in the manufacture of feed grade
biuret in accordance with good manufacturing practice.
(5) For the removal of water from substances intended as ingredients
of animal feed.
(c) The quantity of mineral oil used in animal feed shall not exceed
3.0 percent in mineral supplements, nor shall it exceed 0.06 percent of
the total ration when present in feed or feed concentrates.
[41 FR 38652, Sept. 10, 1976, as amended at 47 FR 41106, Sept. 17, 1982]
Additives that reference this regulation: