[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 I_Multipurpose Additives
Sec. 172.814 Hydroxylated lecithin.
The food additive hydroxylated lecithin may be safely used as an
emulsifier in foods in accordance with the following conditions:
(a) The additive is obtained by the treatment of lecithin in one of
the following ways, under controlled conditions whereby the separated
fatty acid fraction of the resultant product has an acetyl value of 30
(1) With hydrogen peroxide, benzoyl peroxide, lactic acid, and
(2) With hydrogen peroxide, acetic acid, and sodium hydroxide.
(b) It is used or intended for use, in accordance with good
manufacturing practice, as an emulsifier in foods, except for those
standardized foods that do not provide for such use.
(c) To assure safe use of the additive, the label of the food
additive container shall bear, in addition to the other information
required by the Act:
(1) The name of the additive, ``hydroxylated lecithin''.
(2) Adequate directions for its use.
Additives that reference this regulation: