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[Code of Federal Regulations]

[Title 21, Volume 6]

[Revised as of April 1, 2006]

From the U.S. Government Printing Office via GPO Access

[CITE: 21CFR573.720]



[Page 522]

 

                        TITLE 21--FOOD AND DRUGS

 

CHAPTER I--FOOD AND DRUG ADMINISTRATION, DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN 

                          SERVICES (CONTINUED)

 

PART 573_FOOD ADDITIVES PERMITTED IN FEED AND DRINKING WATER OF ANIMALS

--Table of Contents

 

                     Subpart B_Food Additive Listing

 

Sec.  573.720  Petrolatum.



    Petrolatum may be safely used in or on animal feed, subject to the 

following prescribed conditions:

    (a) Petrolatum complies with the specifications set forth in the 

U.S. Pharmacopeia XVI for white petrolatum or in The National Formulary 

XII for yellow petrolatum.

    (b) Petrolatum meets the following ultraviolet absorbance limits 

when subjected to the analytical procedure described in Sec.  172.886(b) 

of this chapter.



    Ultraviolet absorbance per centimeter path length:



------------------------------------------------------------------------

                        Millimicrons                            Maximum

------------------------------------------------------------------------

280 to 289..................................................        0.25

290 to 299..................................................         .20

300 to 359..................................................         .14

360 to 400..................................................         .04

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    (c) It is used in animal feed 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 

blocks.

    (d) The quantity of petrolatum present in animal feeds from the uses 

specified in paragraph (c) of this section shall not exceed 3 percent in 

mineral supplements nor shall it exceed 0.06 percent of the total ration 

when present in feed or feed concentrates.

    (e) When used in combination with technical white mineral oil for 

the uses described in paragraph (c) of this section, the total quantity 

of combined petrolatum and technical white mineral oil shall not exceed 

the limits prescribed in paragraph (d) of this section.

    (f) Petrolatum may contain any antioxidant permitted in food by 

regulations issued in accordance with section 409 of the act, in an 

amount not greater than that required to produce its intended effect.










Additives that reference this regulation:


Source: U.S. Code of Federal Regulations - CFR Title 21, Part 573, Section 720


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