21 CFR § 172.780 - Acacia (gum arabic).
(a) Acacia (gum arabic) is the dried gummy exudate from stems and branches of trees of various species of the genus Acacia, family Leguminosae.
(b) The ingredient meets the specifications of the Food Chemicals Codex, 8th ed. (2012), p. 516, which is incorporated by reference. The Director of the Office of the Federal Register approves this incorporation by reference in accordance with 5 U.S.C. 552(a) and 11 CFR part 51. You may obtain copies from the United States Pharmacopeial Convention, 12601 Twinbrook Pkwy., Rockville, MD 20852 (Internet address: http://www.usp.org). Copies may be examined at the Food and Drug Administration's Main Library, 10903 New Hampshire Ave., Bldg. 2, 3d Floor, Silver Spring, MD 20993, 301-796-2039, or at the National Archives and Records Administration (NARA). For information on the availability of this material at NARA, call 202-741-6030, or go to: http://www.archives.gov/federal-register/cfr/ibr-locations.html.
Maximum Usage Levels Permitted
|Food (as served)||Percent||Function|
|Beverages, alcoholic||20.0||Thickener, emulsifier, or stabilizer.|
||6.0||Dietary fiber; emulsifier and emulsifier salt; flavoring agent and adjuvant; formulation aid; processing aid; stabilizer and thickener; surface-finishing agent; texturizer.|
|Cakes, brownies, pastries, biscuits, muffins, and cookies||3.0||Do.|
|Grain-based bars (e.g., breakfast bars, granola bars, rice cereal bars)||35.0||Do.|
|Soups and soup mixes,
|Food categories listed in
||Levels prescribed in