Tricalcium Citrate Powder

    DESCRIPTION

    FormulaCa3(C6H5O7)2·4H2O
    AppearanceFine white free flowing
    ApplicationsCalcium fortification food, Dietary supplements, Acidity regulator in food, firming agent
    CAS No.813-94-5
    E numberE333
    Molecular weight570.5

    SPECIFICATIONS

    AssayDry Basis:97.5 - 100.5%
    as Ca (Dry basis):23.5 - 24.2%
    as Ca (as is):20.4 - 21.8%
    OdourOdourless
    SolubilityIn water - Almost insoluble
    In alcohol - Insoluble
    AluminiumMax 30 ppm
    Acid Insoluble
    (Substances)
    Max 0.2 %
    Organic Volatile ImpuritiesThis product contains no tridodecylamin nor any polynuclear hydrocarbons or volatile organic impurities. These compounds are not used in the manufacturing process of this product and if tested they will comply with the required specified limits of USP and EP
    NitrateNot detectable
    Nitritenot detectable
    Bulk Density
    (Untapped)
    Min 650 g/l
    pH
    (5%)
    4.5 to 7.8
    FluorideMax 30 ppm
    Heavy metals
    (as Pb)
    Max 5 ppm
    Arsenic
    (as As)
    Max 1 ppm
    Loss on drying
    (4hrs at 150°C)
    10 to 13%
    LeadMax 0.2 ppm
    Granulations
    (Typical)
    d(10): 43 micron
    d(50): 73 micron
    d(90):120 micron
    StorageStore in a cool dry place
    Packaging50lb / 25kg polyethylene lined multiwall paper bags, palletized and stretchwrapped.
    Shelf life2 years from date of production

    MICROBIOLOGICAL

    ColiformsMax 10 cfu/g
    Total Viable CountMax 500 cfu/g
    YeastsMax 20 cfu/g
    MouldsMax 20 cfu/g
    Staphylococcus aureusAbsent in 10g
    Pseudomonas aeruginosaAbsent in10g
    SalmonellaAbsent in 25g
    Escherichia Coliabsent in 10g
    Listeria
    (Monocytogenes)
    MycotoxinsTotal Aflatoxines - Max 4ppb
    Aflatoxins B1 - Max 2ppb
    Aflatoxins M1 - Max 0.05ppb


    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 Thu 7 July 2011 (638)

    Product also known as : E333

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