[Code of Federal Regulations]
[Title 21, Volume 3]
[Revised as of April 1, 2006]
From the U.S. Government Printing Office via GPO Access
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 E_Anticaking Agents
Sec. 172.480 Silicon dioxide.
The food additive silicon dioxide may be safely used in food in
accordance with the following conditions:
(a) The food additive is manufactured by vapor phase hydrolysis or
by other means whereby the particle size is such as to accomplish the
(b) It is used as an anticaking agent, subject to the following
(1) It is used in only those foods in which the additive has been
demonstrated to have an anticaking effect.
(2) It is used in an amount not in excess of that reasonably
required to produce its intended effect.
(4) It is used in an amount not to exceed 2 percent by weight of the
(c) It is used or intended for use as a stabilizer in the production
of beer, and is removed from the beer by filtration prior to final
(d) It is used or intended for use as an adsorbent for dl-a-
tocopheryl acetate and pantothenyl alcohol in tableted foods for special
dietary use, in an amount not greater than that required to accomplish
the intended physical or technical effect.
Additives that reference this regulation:
Source: U.S. Code of Federal Regulations - CFR Title 21, Part 172, Section 480
Home | About | Search