Ethoxyquin in human food

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[Code of Federal Regulations]
[Title 21, Volume 3]
[Revised as of April 1, 2003]
From the U.S. Government Printing Office via GPO Access
[CITE: 21CFR172.140]

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TITLE 21--FOOD AND DRUGS

CHAPTER I--FOOD AND DRUG ADMINISTRATION, DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN
SERVICES (CONTINUED)

PART 172--FOOD ADDITIVES PERMITTED FOR DIRECT ADDITION TO FOOD FOR HUMAN CONSUMPTION--Table of Contents

Subpart B--Food Preservatives

Sec. 172.140 Ethoxyquin.

(a) Ethoxyquin (1,2-dihydro-6-ethoxy-2,2,4-trimethylquinoline) may
be safely used as an antioxidant for preservation of color in the
production of chili powder, paprika, and ground chili at levels not in
excess of 100 parts per million.
(b) In order to provide for the safe use of the additive in feed
prepared in accordance with Secs. 573.380 and 573.400 of this chapter,
tolerances are established for residues of ethoxyquin in or on edible
products of animals as follows:

5 parts per million in or on the uncooked fat of meat from animals
except poultry.
3 parts per million in or on the uncooked liver and fat of poultry.
0.5 part per million in or on the uncooked muscle meat of animals.
0.5 part per million in poultry eggs.
Zero in milk.