[Code of Federal Regulations]
[Title 21, Volume 3]
[Revised as of April 1, 2006]
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TITLE 21--FOOD AND DRUGS
CHAPTER I--FOOD AND DRUG ADMINISTRATION, DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN
PART 172_FOOD ADDITIVES PERMITTED FOR DIRECT ADDITION TO FOOD FOR HUMAN
CONSUMPTION--Table of Contents
Subpart C_Coatings, Films and Related Substances
Sec. 172.275 Synthetic paraffin and succinic derivatives.
Synthetic paraffin and succinic derivatives identified in this
section may be safely used as a component of food, subject to the
(a) The additive is prepared with 50 percent Fischer-Tropsch process
synthetic paraffin, meeting the definition and specifications of Sec.
172.615, and 50 percent of such synthetic paraffin to which is bonded
succinic anhydride and succinic acid derivatives of isopropyl alcohol,
polyethylene glycol, and polypropylene glycol. It consists of a mixture
of the Fischer-Tropsch process paraffin (alkane), alkyl succinic
anhydride, alkyl succinic anhydride isopropyl half ester, dialkyl
succinic anhydride polyethylene glycol half ester, and dialkyl succinic
anhydride polypropylene glycol half ester, where the alkane (alkyl) has
a chain length of 30-70 carbon atoms and the polyethylene and
polypropylene glycols have molecular weights of 600 and 260,
(b) The additive meets the following specifications: Molecular
weight, 880-930; melting point, 215[deg]-217 [deg]F; acid number, 43-47;
and saponification number, 75-78.
(c) It is used or intended for use as a protective coating or
component of protective coatings for fresh grapefruit, lemons, limes,
muskmelons, oranges, sweetpotatoes, and tangerines.
(d) It is used in an amount not to exceed that required to produce
the intended effect.
Additives that reference this regulation: