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BETA TAB 20% S - DFI-341783

Published: 06/11/2018


DescriptionRed or reddish-brown beadlets, with white spots of food starch
StorageIt should be protected from light, heat, oxygen and moisture. Keep the container tightly closed. Once opened, use contents quickly.
Shelf life36 months
UsageSuitable for manufacturing tablets and hard-shell capsules , especially for effervescent tablets. Also as a colouring agent and source of vitamin A.
Country of originChina
SynonymsB, B-Carotene
CAS No.7235-40-7
EINECS No.230-636-6
INCI NameBeta Carotene
E numberE 160a (i)


IdentificationThe retention time of principle peak conforms to which in the reference solution.
Loss on drying Max:8%
Heavy metals(as Pb) Max:0.001%
ArsenicMax 0.0003%
Carotenoids Level(Total content) Min:20%
Beta-carotene Content Min:20%
Particle size(Pass through sieve No.20)100%
Particle size(Pass through sieve No.40)Min 85%
Particle size(Pass through sieve No. 100)Max 15%


Total aerobic microbial count Max:1000cfu/g
Total yeasts and moulds Max:100cfu/g
Enterobacteriaceae Max:10cfu/g
SalmonellaAbsent 25/g
Escherichia ColiAbsent 10/g
Staphylococcus aureusAbsent 10/g
Pseudomonas aeruginosaAbsent 10/g

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