[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 H_Other Specific Usage Additives
Sec. 172.765 Succistearin (stearoyl propylene glycol hydrogen
The food additive succistearin (stearoyl propylene glycol hydrogen
succinate) may be safely used in food in accordance with the following
(a) The additive is the reaction product of succinic anhydride,
fully hydrogenated vegetable oil (predominantly C16 or
C18 fatty acid chain length), and propylene glycol.
(b) The additive meets the following specifications:
Acid number 50-150.
Hydroxyl number 15-50.
Succinated ester content 45-75 percent.
(c) The additive is used or intended for use as an emulsifier in or
with shortenings and edible oils intended for use in cakes, cake mixes,
fillings, icings, pastries, and toppings, in accordance with good
Additives that reference this regulation: