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[Code of Federal Regulations]

[Title 21, Volume 1]

[Revised as of April 1, 2006]

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

[CITE: 21CFR73.315]



[Page 351]

 

                        TITLE 21--FOOD AND DRUGS

 

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

                                SERVICES

 

PART 73_LISTING OF COLOR ADDITIVES EXEMPT FROM CERTIFICATION--Table 

of Contents

 

                             Subpart A_Foods

 

Sec.  73.315  Corn endosperm oil.



    (a) Identity. (1) The color additive corn endosperm oil is a 

reddish-brown liquid composed chiefly of glycerides, fatty acids, 

sitosterols, and carotenoid pigments obtained by isopropyl alcohol and 

hexane extraction from the gluten fraction of yellow corn grain. The 

definition of corn endosperm oil in this paragraph is for the purpose of 

definition as a color additive only and shall not be construed as a food 

standard of identity under section 401 of the act.

    (2) Color additive mixtures for food use made with corn endosperm 

oil may contain only those diluents listed in this subpart as safe and 

suitable in color additive mixtures for coloring foods.

    (b) Specifications. Corn endosperm oil conforms to the following 

specifications:



Total fatty acids, not less than 85 percent.

Iodine value, 118 to 134.

Saponification value, 165 to 185.

Unsaponifiable matter, not more than 14 percent.

Hexane, not more than 25 narts per millimn.

Isopropyl alcohol, not more than 100 parts per million.



    (c) Uses and restrictions. The color additive corn endosperm oil may 

be safely used in chicken feed in accordance with the following 

prescribed conditions:

    (1) The color additive is used to enhance the yellow color of 

chicken skin and eggs.

    (2) The quantity of the color additive incorporated in the feed is 

such that the finished feed is supplemented sufficiently with 

xanthophyll and associated carotenoids so as to accomplish the intended 

effect described in paragraph (c)(1) of this section.

    (d) Labeling requirements. The label of the color additive and any 

premixes prepared therefrom shall bear, in addition to the information 

required by Sec.  70.25 of this chapter, a statement of the 

concentration of xanthophyll contained therein.

    (e) Exemption from certification. Certification of this color 

additive is not necessary for the protection of the public health, and 

therefore batches thereof are exempt from the certification requirements 

of section 721(c) of the act.










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Source: U.S. Code of Federal Regulations - CFR Title 21, Part 73, Section 315


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