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Title 21Chapter ISubchapter BPart 172Subpart H → §172.755


Title 21: Food and Drugs
PART 172—FOOD ADDITIVES PERMITTED FOR DIRECT ADDITION TO FOOD FOR HUMAN CONSUMPTION
Subpart H—Other Specific Usage Additives


§172.755   Stearyl monoglyceridyl citrate.

The food additive stearyl monoglyceridyl citrate may be safely used in food in accordance with the following provisions:

(a) The additive is prepared by controlled chemical reaction of the following:

ReactantLimitations
Citric acid
Monoglycerides of fatty acidsPrepared by the glycerolysis of edible fats and oils or derived from fatty acids conforming with §172.860.
Stearyl alcoholDerived from fatty acids conforming with §172.860, or derived synthetically in conformity with §172.864.

(b) The additive stearyl monoglyceridyl citrate, produced as described under paragraph (a) of this section, meets the following specifications:

Acid number 40 to 52.

Total citric acid 15 to 18 percent.

Saponification number 215-255.

(c) The additive is used or intended for use as an emulsion stabilizer in or with shortenings containing emulsifiers.

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