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Title 21Chapter ISubchapter BPart 184Subpart B → §184.1133


Title 21: Food and Drugs
PART 184—DIRECT FOOD SUBSTANCES AFFIRMED AS GENERALLY RECOGNIZED AS SAFE
Subpart B—Listing of Specific Substances Affirmed as GRAS


§184.1133   Ammonium alginate.

(a) Ammonium alginate (CAS Reg. No. 9005-34-9) is the ammonium salt of alginic acid, a natural polyuronide constituent of certain brown algae. Ammonium alginate is prepared by the neutralization of purified alginic acid with appropriate pH control agents.

(b) The ingredient meets the specifications of the Food Chemicals Codex, 3d Ed. (1981), p. 18, which is incorporated by reference. Copies are available from the National Academy Press, 2101 Constitution Ave. NW., Washington, DC 20418, or available for inspection 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) In accordance with §184.1(b)(2), the ingredient is used in food only within the following specific limitations:

Category of foodMaximum level of use in food (as served) (percent)Functional use
Confections, frostings, §170.3(n)(9) of this chapter0.4Stabilizer, thickener, §170.3(o)(28) of this chapter.
Fats and oils, §170.3(n)(12) of this chapter0.5      Do.
Gelatins, puddings, §170.3(n)(22) of this chapter0.5      Do.
Gravies and sauces, §170.3(n)(24) of this chapter0.4      Do.
Jams and jellies, §170.3(n)(28) of this chapter0.4      Do.
Sweet sauces, §170.3(n)(43) of this chapter0.5      Do.
All other food categories0.1Humectant, §170.3(o)(16) of this chapter; stabilizer, thickener, §170.3(o)(28) of this chapter.

(d) Prior sanctions for ammonium alginate different from the uses established in this section do not exist or have been waived.

[47 FR 29950, July 9, 1982]

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