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26 Jan

Brief History of Regulatory & Scientific Determinations on Carrageenan

Brief History of Regulatory & Scientific Determinations on Carrageenan The safety of carrageenan has been upheld by scientific organizations and regulatory authorities worldwide. Below is a historical listing of carrageenan’s safety and approval determinations. 1961: The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approved carrageenan as a safe, direct food additive for human consumption, specifying that

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27 Apr

Marinalg Responds to EFSA Opinion on Carrageenan & PES

EFSA Re-Affirms Safety of Carrageenan & PES in Food Recommends More Information Needed to Address Gaps and Confirm Temporary ADI April 27, 2018 – Today, the European Food Safety Authority (EFSA) published its final opinion on the re-evaluation of carrageenan and processed Eucheuma seaweed (PES, also known as semi-refined carrageenan). While the opinion, which was

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09 Apr

Marinalg Applauds USDA’s Decision to Keep Carrageenan in Organic Foods

Marinalg International, a global association representing manufacturers of seaweed-derived hydrocolloids, applauds the decision of the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) to keep carrageenan on the National List of Allowed and Prohibited Substances, thereby maintaining the integrity of the U.S. organic program and confirming carrageenan is essential to organic food production. USDA’s announcement concludes a nearly

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