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[Code of Federal Regulations]
[Title 21, Volume 3]
[Revised as of April 1, 2014]
[CITE: 21CFR184.1339]



TITLE 21--FOOD AND DRUGS
CHAPTER I--FOOD AND DRUG ADMINISTRATION
DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES
SUBCHAPTER B--FOOD FOR HUMAN CONSUMPTION (CONTINUED)

PART 184 -- DIRECT FOOD SUBSTANCES AFFIRMED AS GENERALLY RECOGNIZED AS SAFE

Subpart B--Listing of Specific Substances Affirmed as GRAS

Sec. 184.1339 Guar gum.

(a) Guar gum is the natural substance obtained from the maceration of the seed of the guar plant, Cyamopsis tetragonoloba (Linne) Taub., or Cyamopsis psoraloides (Lam.) D.C.

(b) The ingredient meets the specifications of the "Food Chemicals Codex," 3d Ed. (1981), p. 141, which is incorporated by reference. Copies may be obtained from the National Academy Press, 2101 Constitution Ave. NW., Washington, DC 20418, or may be examined at the National Archives and Records Administration (NARA). For information on the availability of this material at NARA, call 202-741-6030, or go to: http://www.archives.gov/federal_register/code_of_federal_regulations/ibr_locations.html.

(c) The ingredient is used in food under the following conditions:

Maximum Usage Levels Permitted

Food (as served)PercentFunction
Baked goods and baking mixes, 170.3(n)(1) of this chapter0.35Emulsifier and emulsifier salts, 170.3(o)(8) of this chapter; formulation aid, 170.3(o)(14) of this chapter; stabilizer and thickener; 170.3(o)(28) of this chapter.
Breakfast cereals, 170.3(n)(4) of this chapter1.2Formulation aid, 170.3(o)(14) of this chapter; stabilizer and thickener, 170.3(o)(28) of this chapter.
Cheese, 170.3(n)(5) of this chapter.8 Do.
Dairy products analogs, 170.3(n)(10) of this chapter1.0Firming agent, 170.3(o)(10) of this chapter; formulation aid, 170.3(o)(14) of this chapter; stabilizer and thickener, 170.3(o)(28) of this chapter.
Fats and oils, 170.3(n)(12) of this chapter2.0 Do.
Gravies and sauces, 170.3(n)(24) of this chapter1.2Formulation aid, 170.3(o)(14) of this chapter; stabilizer and thickener, 170.3(o)(28) of this chapter.
Jams and jellies, commercial, 170.3(n)(28) of this chapter1.0 Do.
Milk products, 170.3(n)(31) of this chapter.6 Do.
Processed vegetables and vegetable juices, 170.3(n)(36) of this chapter2.0Formulation aid, 170.3(o)(14) of this chapter; stabilizer and thickener, 170.3(o)(28) of this chapter.
Soups and soup mixes, 170.3(n)(40) of this chapter.8 Do.
Sweet sauces, toppings and syrups, 170.3(n)(43) of this chapter1.0 Do.
All other food categories.5Emulsifier and emulsifier salts, 170.3(o)(8) of this chapter; firming agent, 170.3(o)(10) of this chapter; formulation aid, 170.3(o)(14) of this chapter; stabilizer and thickener, 170.3(o)(28) of this chapter.

(d) [Reserved]

(e) Prior sanctions for this ingredient different from the uses established in this section do not exist or have been waived.

[42 FR 14653, Mar. 15, 1977, as amended at 42 FR 55205, Oct. 14, 1977; 49 FR 5612, Feb. 14, 1984]

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