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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, 2018]
[CITE: 21CFR178.3280]



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 178 -- INDIRECT FOOD ADDITIVES: ADJUVANTS, PRODUCTION AIDS, AND SANITIZERS

Subpart D--Certain Adjuvants and Production Aids

Sec. 178.3280 Castor oil, hydrogenated.

Hydrogenated castor oil may be safely used in the manufacture of articles or components of articles intended for use in contact with food subject to the provisions of this section.

(a) The quantity used shall not exceed the amount reasonably required to accomplish the intended technical effect.

(b) The additive is used as follows:

Use Limitations
1. As a lubricant for vinyl chloride polymers used in the manufacture of articles or components of articles authorized for food-contact useFor use only at levels not to exceed 4 pct by weight of vinyl chloride polymers.
2. As a component of cellophaneComplying with 177.1200 of this chapter.
3. As a component of resinous and polymeric coatingsComplying with 175.300 of this chapter.
4. As a component of paper and paperboard in contact with aqueous and fatty foodComplying with 176.170 of this chapter.
5. As a component of closures with sealing gaskets for food containersComplying with 177.1210 of this chapter.
6. As a component of cross-linked polyester resinsComplying with 177.2420 of this chapter.
7. As a component of olefin polymers complying with 177.1520 of this chapterFor use only at levels not to exceed 2 percent by weight of the polymer.

[42 FR 14609, Mar. 15, 1977, as amended at 55 FR 8914, Mar. 9, 1990]

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