Lactose Monohydrate Refined Powder


    AppearanceWhite crystalline, odourless powder


    (Extinction 400nm)
    Max 0.04 nm
    Particle sizeMax 63μm :83.2%
    Max 90μm :93.4%
    (Karl Fischer)
    4.5 to 5.5%
    (Protein and light absorbing)
    Extinction (210-220) : Max 0.25nm
    Extinction (270-300) : Max 0.07nm
    (10% solution)
    3.8 to 5.5
    Acidity or Alkalinity
    (ml 0.1 N NaOH)
    Max 0.4 ml
    Heavy metalsMax 0.5 ppm
    Loss on dryingMax 0.5 %
    (of Solution)
    Specific Rotation
    (Calculated on anhydrous basis)
    54.4 to 55.9°
    Residue on ignition
    (sulphated ash)
    Max 0.1 %
    Mesh Size200 mesh
    Corresponds to solvent maxiumum quantities
    BiphenylsCorresponds to pollutant maxiumum quantities
    Shelf life3 Years


    Total plate countMax 100 /g
    YeastsMax 10 /g
    MouldsMax 10 /g
    SalmonellaNot detected in 25g
    Clostridium PerfringensMax 10 /g
    Coagulase Positive StaphylococcusNot detected in 1g
    Bacillus CereusMax 100 /g
    Escherichia ColiMax 0.3 g (MPN)
    (Aflatoxin M1)
    Max 0.5 ppm
    ListeriaNot detected in 25g
    EnterobacteriaceaeNegative /g
    PesticidesCorresponds to residue maxiumum quantities
    Anaerobic Bacteria
    (Sulphate reducing anaerobic spore formers)
    Max 0.3 /g (MPN)

    Direct Food Ingredients will ensure that any material supplied this specification will confirm to the above physical and chemical properties. However, we have no control over the use of the material and can accept no responsibility for problems caused by the customer's failure to ensure the material supplied is suitable for the intended use.

    This specification has been last modified on Fri 16 December 2011 (857)

    Product also known as : Allergen

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