21 CFR § 184.1950 - Vitamin D.
(1) Crystalline vitamin D2 (C28H44O, CAS Reg. No. 50-14-6), also known as ergocalciferol, is the chemical 9,10-seco(5Z,7E,22E)-5,7,10(19),22-ergostatetraen-3-ol. The ingredient is produced by ultraviolet irradiation of ergosterol isolated from yeast and related fungi and is purified by crystallization.
(2) Crystalline vitamin D3 (C27H44O, CAS Reg. No. 67-97-0), also known as cholecalciferol, is the chemical 9,10-seco(5Z,7E,)-5,7,10(19)-cholestatrien-3-ol. Vitamin D3 occurs in, and is isolated from, fish liver oils. It is also manufactured by ultraviolet irradiation of 7-dehydrocholesterol produced from cholesterol. It is purified by crystallization. Vitamin D3 is the vitamin D form that is produced endogenously in humans through sunlight activation of 7-dehydrocholesterol in the skin.
(3) Vitamin D2 resin and vitamin D3 resin are the concentrated forms of irradiated ergosterol (D2) and irradiated 7-dehydrocholesterol (D3) that are separated from the reacting materials in paragraphs (a) (1) and (2) of this section. The resulting products are sold as food sources of vitamin D without further purification.
(b) Vitamin D2 and vitamin D3 as crystals meet the specifications of the Food Chemicals Codex, 3d Ed. (1981), pp. 344 and 345, which is incorporated by reference. Copies are available from the National Academy Press, 2101 Constitution Ave. NW., Washington, DC 20418, or available for inspection 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/code_of_federal_regulations_/ibr_locations.html. Vitamin D2 resin and vitamin D3 resin must be of a purity suitable for their intended use.
|Category of food||Maximum levels in food (as served)||Functional use|
||350 (IU/100 grams)||Nutrient supplement,
|Grain products and pastas,
||42 (IU/100 grams)||Do.|
||89 (IU/100 grams)||Do.|
(3) Vitamin D may be used in margarine in accordance with § 166.110 of this chapter.