Coal Tar [Food and Drugs] Law and Legal Definition

Pursuant to 21 CFR 358.703 (a) [Title 21 Food and Drugs; Chapter I Food and Drug Administration, Department of Health and Human Services; Subchapter D Drugs for Human Use; Part 358 Miscellaneous External Drug Products for Over-the-Counter Human Use; Subpart H Drug Products for the Control of Dandruff, Seborrheic Dermatitis, and Psoriasis], Coal Tar is “a tar used for medicinal purposes that is obtained as a byproduct during the destructive distillation of bituminous coal at temperatures in the range of 900 [degrees]C to 1,100 [degrees]C. It may be further processed using either extraction with alcohol and suitable dispersing agents and maceration times or fractional distillation with or without the use of suitable organic solvents.”