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[Code of Federal Regulations]
[Title 21, Volume 3]
[Revised as of April 1, 2017]
[CITE: 21CFR184.1115]



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. 184.1115 Agar-agar.

(a) Agar-agar (CAS Reg. No. PM 9002-18-0) is a dried, hydrophyllic, colloidal polysaccharide extracted from one of a number of related species of red algae (class Rhodophyceae ).

(b) The ingredient meets the specifications of the "Food Chemicals Codex," 3d Ed. (1981), p. 11, 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 in accordance with 184.1(b)(2) under the following conditions:

Maximum Usage Levels Permitted

Foods (as served) Percent Functions
Baked goods and baking mixes, 170.3(n)(1) of this chapter0.8Drying agent, 170.3(o)(7) of this chapter; flavoring agent, 170.3(o)(12) of this chapter; stabilizer, thickener, 170.3(o)(28) of this chapter.
Confections and frostings, 170.3(n)(9) of this chapter2.0Flavoring agent, 170.3(o)(12) of this chapter; stabilizer, thickener, 170.3(o)(28) of this chapter; surface finisher, 170.3(o)(30) of this chapter.
Soft candy, 170.3(n)(38) of this chapter1.2Stabilizer and thickener, 170.3(o)(28) of this chapter.
All other food categories.25Flavoring agent, 170.3(o)(12) of this chapter; formulation aid, 170.3(o)(14) of this chapter; humectant, 170.3(o)(16) of this chapter; stabilizer, thickener, 170.3(o)(28) of this chapter.

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

[44 FR 19391, Apr. 3, 1979, as amended at 49 FR 5611, Feb. 14, 1984]

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