21 CFR 109.3 - Definitions and interpretations.

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§ 109.3 Definitions and interpretations.

(a)Act means the Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act.

(b) The definitions of terms contained in section 201 of the act are applicable to such terms when used in this part unless modified in this section.

(c) A naturally occurring poisonous or deleterious substance is a poisonous or deleterious substance that is an inherent natural constituent of a food and is not the result of environmental, agricultural, industrial, or other contamination.

(d) An added poisonous or deleterious substance is a poisonous or deleterious substance that is not a naturally occurring poisonous or deleterious substance. When a naturally occurring poisonous or deleterious substance is increased to abnormal levels through mishandling or other intervening acts, it is an added poisonous or deleterious substance to the extent of such increase.

(e)Food includes human food and substances migrating to food from food-contact articles.

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Title 21 published on 10-May-2017 03:43

The following are ALL rules, proposed rules, and notices (chronologically) published in the Federal Register relating to 21 CFR Part 109 after this date.

  • 2016-07-29; vol. 81 # 146 - Friday, July 29, 2016
    1. 81 FR 49894 - Change of Address; Technical Amendment
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      DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES, Food and Drug Administration
      Final rule; technical amendment.
      This rule is effective July 29, 2016.
      21 CFR Chapter I