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Products: carrageenan, cellulosics, gellan, pectin, xanthan, systems
COMMISSION REGULATION (EU) No 231/2012 of 9 March 2012
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Prepared at the 49th JECFA (1997), published in FNP 52 Add 5 (1997) superseding specifications prepared at the 46th JECFA (1996), published in FNP 52 Add 4 (1996). An ADI 'not specified' was established at the 37th JECFA (1990)
Hydrocolloids can be obtained from a wide variety of sources. The two most abundant polysaccharides are cellulose and starch. Cellulose is the key structural component of trees and is used on a huge scale globally in the pulp and paper industry.