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Posted 24 August 2018 - 11:49 AM

 Hi Guys


I know potato chips is regulated( standardized) by FDA What about other chips like carrot chips, cucumber chips?


 can I call these chips?



or better to say Cucumber  snack pieces



any help is appreciated



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Posted 24 August 2018 - 07:42 PM

You can ask them by filling out the form here: https://cfsan.secure...om/Inquirypage  They will either answer your question, or at least give you the regulation document that it's in. 


Although, you may just be asking here first so you don't bother them ;)

Feel free to report back after you hear from them so we know the answer.

Edited by rebudke, 24 August 2018 - 07:42 PM.


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Posted 25 August 2018 - 02:03 PM

"chips" is not standardized, it pretty much refers to a thin slice of something. It's just "potato chips" that is standardized in 21 CFR 102.41


FDA uses the term "chips" to refer to vegetable chip products in a list of FSMA exemptions, so that's probably good provided your product name is sufficiently descriptive.


21 CFR 117.5

(xvii) Making snack chips from fruits and vegetables (e.g., making plantain and potato chips);


It may be prudent to use the guidance in 102.41 for your product description to say something along the lines of "Carrot Chips - , made from dehydrated carrots" if your chips aren't whole slices.

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