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Title 21Chapter ISubchapter BPart 184Subpart B → §184.1115

Title 21: Food and Drugs
Subpart B—Listing of Specific Substances Affirmed as GRAS

§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)PercentFunctions
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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