Monthly Archives: June 2013

24 Jun

Carrageenan: Facts, Myths, Safety & Toothpaste

The Honest Company recently launched its new Honest Toothpaste and Honest Kid’s Toothpaste and has gotten a number of questions about its decision to use carrageenan. Why? Because various sites claim it causes cancer. The source of confusion and misinformation regarding carrageenan stems from people not knowing that there are two different types that result from different ways of processing the polysaccharides that are extracted from seaweed.

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05 Jun

IDFA Supports Proposed Rule on National List for Organic Foods

In comments submitted last Friday, IDFA supported the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s proposed rule to relist four ingredients, commonly used in dairy products, on the list of allowable substances in organic foods. The ingredients are agar, carrageenan, cellulose and animal enzymes, including rennet used to make cheese.

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