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30 Jun

Food Safety News: JECFA Confirms Carrageenan Safe

Food Safety News, latest media outlet to tout findings of the Joint FAO/WHO Expert Committee on Food Additives (JECFA) that carrageenan is “not of concern.” “FAO/WHO Committee: Carrageenan ‘Not of Concern’ in Infant Formula” By Food Safety News June 30, 2015 According to a June 30, 2015 article by Food Safety News, the Joint FAO/WHO

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12 May

Cargill introduces new range of sustainably sourced carrageenans

Cargill introduces new range of sustainably sourced carrageenans May 12, 2015 Cargill News A Marinalg member company recently announced introduction of a new range of carrageenan derived from farmed seaweed, an alternate seaweed source, to reduce sourcing risks and provide a more sustainable carrageenan supply by expanding sources. The new carrageenan variety will be marketed as

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22 Jul

TODAY Show Weighs in on Carrageenan Benefits

Hear from the TODAY Show’s Health and Diet Editor about the important functions of carrageenan in food. “Antifreeze in your salad dressing? 7 ingredients that sound toxic but are safe” By Madelyn Fernstrom TODAY health and diet editor June 17, 2014 When you read the ingredient label of many packaged foods, you’ll often see lots

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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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23 May

Public Health Defenders Side with Science and Support Carrageenan

The United States supports one of the safest food supplies in the World. I would state “the safest”, but it’s hard to prove. What is easy to prove is the rigor of regulatory review in the United States by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) and the US Department of Agriculture (USDA) that ensures foods and food ingredients are safe as consumed, are not adulterated, and are correctly labeled.

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23 May

USDA is Right on Carrageenan

Kudos to Secretary Vilsack and USDA for basing their regulatory decisions on sound science. Another recent example is the Proposed Rule published on May 3rd that would re-list carrageenan as appropriate for use in organic food products.

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