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CFR - Code of Federal Regulations Title 21

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[Code of Federal Regulations]
[Title 21, Volume 3]
[Revised as of April 1, 2017]
[CITE: 21CFR172.884]



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 172 -- FOOD ADDITIVES PERMITTED FOR DIRECT ADDITION TO FOOD FOR HUMAN CONSUMPTION

Subpart I--Multipurpose Additives

Sec. 172.884 Odorless light petroleum hydrocarbons.

Odorless light petroleum hydrocarbons may be safely used in food, in accordance with the following prescribed conditions:

(a) The additive is a mixture of liquid hydrocarbons derived from petroleum or synthesized from petroleum gases. The additive is chiefly paraffinic, isoparaffinic, or naphthenic in nature.

(b) The additive meets the following specifications:

(1) Odor is faint and not kerosenic.

(2) Initial boiling point is 300 deg. F minimum.

(3) Final boiling point is 650 deg. F maximum.

(4) Ultraviolet absorbance limits determined by method specified in 178.3620(b)(1)(ii) of this chapter, as follows:

Wavelength m[micro] Maximum absorbance per centimeter optical pathlength
280-2894.0
290-2993.3
300-3292.3
330-360.8

(c) The additive is used as follows:

Use Limitations
As a coating on shell eggsIn an amount not to exceed good manufacturing practice.
As a defoamer in processing beet sugar and yeastComplying with 173.340 of this chapter.
As a float on fermentation fluids in the manufacture of vinegar and wine to prevent or retard access of air, evaporation, and wild yeast contamination during fermentationIn an amount not to exceed good manufacturing practice.
In the froth-flotation cleaning of vegetables Do.
As a component of insecticide formulations used in compliance with regulations issued in parts 170 through 189 of this chapter Do.
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