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It is important to note that there is another product referred to as mustard oil that is GRAS (Generally Recognized As Safe) and does have an approved food use. This oil is essential oil of mustard or volatile mustard oil and is a flavoring produced by steam distillation of black mustard flour or mustard cake. Although commonly referred to as mustard oil, this product has very little triglyceride component, and therefore, probably very little viscosity. This essential oil has an approved use as a flavoring per CFR 182.20.
This alert applies only to the viscous fatty oil expressed from mustard seed, which does not contain the flavoring components found in the essential oil. The correct product code for the essential oil of mustard used as a flavoring is 28O01.
Crude vegetable oil (mustard)
Refined vegetable oil, single ingredient (mustard)
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(26 A - - 12) Mustard Oil, Crude, See 28O for mustard oil as a flavoringNotes: Crude vegetable oil (mustard)
(26 C - - 12) Rapeseed/Canola Oil, Refined, Single IngredientNotes: refined vegetable oil; single ingredient (mustard)
List of firms and their products that have met the criteria for exclusion from Detention without Physical Examination (DWPE) under this Import Alert (a.k.a. Green List)