[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. 184.1660 Propyl gallate.
(a) Propyl gallate is the n-propylester of 3,4,5-trihydroxybenzoic
acid (C10H12O5). Natural occurrence of
propyl gallate has not been reported. It is commercially prepared by
esterification of gallic acid with propyl alcohol followed by
distillation to remove excess alcohol.
(b) The ingredient meets the specifications of the ``Food Chemicals
Codex,'' 3d Ed. (1981), pp. 257-258, which is incorporated by reference.
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(c) The ingredient is used as an antioxidant as defined in Sec.
170.3(o)(3) of this chapter.
(d) The ingredient is used in food at levels not to exceed good
manufacturing practice in accordance with Sec. 184.1(b)(1). Good
manufacturing practice results in a maximum total content of
antioxidants of 0.02 percent of the fat or oil content, including the
essential (volatile) oil content, of the food.
(e) Prior sanctions for this ingredient different from the uses
established in this section, or different from that stated in part 181
of this chapter, do not exist or have been waived.
[42 FR 14653, Mar. 15, 1977, as amended at 44 FR 52826, Sept. 11, 1979;
49 FR 5613, Feb. 14, 1984]
Additives that reference this regulation: