Carrageenan - Iota
Carrageenan (E-407) is a natural hydrocolloid extracted from red seaweed of the Rhodophyceae class. Carrageenan has been used for hundreds of years and has been found to be safe in the USA. It replaces gelatine and starch and it is very similar to Agar.
This type of Carrageenan is standardised to constant gel strength in both water and milk, in order to obtain a uniform performance.
It is a Gelling Agent used in Diary for a more rubbery gel, conventional Jellies, Petfoods, Air Freshener and others.
Clear beige powder
Loss of drying
Not more than 12%
98% gum below 250 microns
Total plate count
Max 5000 cfu/g
Mould and yeast
Max 300 cfu/g
Negative by tests
In 20 kilos boxes with inner polythene liner.
Goods must be stored in a dry, odour free environment.
Shelf Life: 2 years from date of manufacturing if kept in optimum storage conditions and original packaging.
Other Health Hazards
It is advisable to wear face masks or to handle the powder in an airy room.