[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 184_DIRECT FOOD SUBSTANCES AFFIRMED AS GENERALLY RECOGNIZED AS
SAFE--Table of Contents
Subpart B_Listing of Specific Substances Affirmed as GRAS
Sec. 184.1400 Lecithin.
(a) Commercial lecithin is a naturally occurring mixture of the
phosphatides of choline, ethanolamine, and inositol, with smaller
amounts of othe lipids. It is isolated as a gum following hydration of
solvent-extracted soy, safflower, or corn oils. Lecithin is bleached, if
desired, by hydrogen peroxide and benzoyl peroxide and dried by heating.
(b) The ingredient meets the specifications of the Food Chemicals
Codex, 3d Ed. (1981), pp. 166-167, which is incorporated by reference.
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(c) In accordance with Sec. 184.1(b)(1), the ingredient is used in
food with no limitation other than current good manufacturing practice.
(d) Prior sanctions for this ingredient different from the uses
established in this section do not exist or have been waived.
[48 FR 51150, Nov. 7, 1983]
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