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Arabic Gum

Description

It is purified and standardised Gum Acacia Powder which is produced by roller drying from the exudate of acacia trees.


Info

Uses
Mainly in the Food Industry to provide stable solutions in carbonated beverages and flavoured oils.

Typical Analysis

Appearance
Light to cream-coloured, fine or agglomerated powder.
Moisture
Max 10%
A.I.M
Max 1%
Viscosity (cps)
30-130
Ash
Max 4%
pH
4.0-5.0
Loss of drying
Not more than 10%
Particle Size
Not less than 60% through 150 ┬Ám
Acid Insoluble matter
Not more than 1.0%
Acid Insoluble Ash
Max 0.5%
Starch or Dextrin
Not traceable
Tannin
Not traceable
Hydrolysis products
Negative by test
Odour
Typical
Solubility
Water soluble
Statement
The product complies with the requirements of Regulation (EU) No. 231/2012 ff and Food Chemicals Codex current version and it is permitted in the production of food.

Microbiological Analysis

Total Bacterial Count
Not more than 10,000 cfu/g
E. Coli
Absent in 10 g
Salmonella
Absent in 25 g
Total Heavy Metals
Not more than 20 mg/kg (ppm)
Lead
Not more than 2 mg/kg (ppm)
Arsenic
Not more than 3 mg/kg (ppm)
Mercury
Not more than 1 mg/kg (ppm)
Cadmium
Not more than 1 mg/kg (ppm)

More Info

Packaging
In 25 kilos boxes with inner polythene liner and big bags.
Storage
Goods must be stored in a dry, odour free environment.
Shelf Life: 3 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.