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Title 21Chapter ISubchapter BPart 184Subpart B → §184.1193


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


§184.1193   Calcium chloride.

(a) Calcium chloride (CaCl2·2H2O, CAS Reg. No. 10035-04-8) or anhydrous calcium chloride (CaCl2, CAS Reg. No. 10043-52-4) may be commercially obtained as a byproduct in the ammonia-soda (Solvay) process and as a joint product from natural salt brines, or it may be prepared by substitution reactions with other calcium and chloride salts.

(b) The ingredient meets the specifications of the Food Chemicals Codex, 3d Ed. (1981), p. 47, 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) The ingredient is used as an anticaking agent as defined in §170.3(o)(1) of this chapter; antimicrobial agent as defined in §170.3(o)(2) of this chapter; curing or pickling agent as defined in §170.3(o)(5) of this chapter; firming agent as defined in §170.3(o)(10) of this chapter; flavor enhancer as defined in §170.3(o)(11) of this chapter; humectant as defined in §170.3(o)(16) of this chapter; nutrient supplement as defined in §170.3(o)(20) of this chapter; pH control agent as defined in §170.3(o)(23) of this chapter; processing aid as defined in §170.3(o)(24) of this chapter; stabilizer and thickener as defined in §170.3(o)(28) of this chapter; surface-active agent as defined in §170.3(o)(29) of this chapter; synergist as defined in §170.3(o)(31) of this chapter; and texturizer as defined in §170.3(o)(32) of this chapter.

(d) The ingredient is used in foods at levels not to exceed current good manufacturing practices in accordance with §184.1(b)(1). Current good manufacturing practices result in a maximum level, as served, of 0.3 percent for baked goods as defined in §170.3(n)(1) of this chapter and for dairy product analogs as defined in §170.3(n)(10) of this chapter; 0.22 percent for nonalcoholic beverages and beverage bases as defined in §170.3(n)(3) of this chapter; 0.2 percent for cheese as defined in §170.3(n)(5) of this chapter and for processed fruit and fruit juices as defined in §170.3(n)(35) of this chapter; 0.32 percent for coffee and tea as defined in §170.3(n)(7) of this chapter; 0.4 percent for condiments and relishes as defined in §170.3(n)(8) of this chapter; 0.2 percent for gravies and sauces as defined in §170.3(n)(24) of this chapter; 0.1 percent for commercial jams and jellies as defined in §170.3(n)(28) of this chapter; 0.25 percent for meat products as defined in §170.3(n)(29) of this chapter; 2.0 percent for plant protein products as defined in §170.3(n)(33) of this chapter; 0.4 percent for processed vegetables and vegetable juices as defined in §170.3(n)(36) of this chapter; and 0.05 percent for all other food categories.

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

[47 FR 27808, June 25, 1982, as amended at 61 FR 14247, Apr. 1, 1996]

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