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Title 21Chapter ISubchapter BPart 172Subpart I → §172.884


Title 21: Food and Drugs
PART 172—FOOD ADDITIVES PERMITTED FOR DIRECT ADDITION TO FOOD FOR HUMAN CONSUMPTION
Subpart I—Multipurpose Additives


§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 °F minimum.

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

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

Wavelength mµMaximum absorbance per centimeter optical pathlength
280-2894.0
290-2993.3
300-3292.3
330-360.8

(c) The additive is used as follows:

UseLimitations
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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