Product Description Beta-Carotene Beadlet 10% TAB consists of red or reddish-brown beadlets, with white spots of food starch. The microencapsulated beadlets are manufactured with advanced spray and starch-catching drying technology. The individual particles containing beta-carotene are finely dispersed in the matrix of gelatin and sucrose, coated with corn starch. Ascorbyl palmitate and dl-alpha-tocopherol are added as antioxidants.
Product Identification Synonym β , β -carotene CAS No. 7235-40-7 EINECS No. 230-636-6 INCI name Carotene E No. E 160a.
Specifications Description Red or reddish-brown beadlets, with white spots of food starch Loss on drying ≤ 8.0% Heavy metals (as Pb) ≤ 0.001% Arsenic ≤ 0.0003% Pb* ≤ 0.0002% Hg* ≤ 0.00001% Cd* ≤ 0.0001% Particle size (US Standard sieves) 100% through sieve No. 20 Min. 85% through sieve No. 40 Max. 15% through sieve No. 100 Assay ≥ 10.0% Microbial tests Aerobic bacterial count ≤ 1000 cfu/g Fungi and yeast ≤ 100 cfu/g Coliform bacteria <0.3 MPN/g Salmonella* N. D. Staphylococcus aureus* N. D.
Compendial requirements The beta-carotene used in this form meets all requirements of the relevant monographs of USP and Ph. Eur. When tested according to these compendia.
Storage and Stability The product may be stored for 24 months from the date of manufacture in the unopened original container and at room temperature. It should be protected from light, heat, oxygen and moisture. Keep the container tightly closed. Once opened, use contents quickly.
Uses Suitable for manufacturing tablets and hard-shell capsules.
Safety This product is safe for the intended use. Avoid ingestion, inhalation of dust or direct contact by applying suitable protective measures and personal hygiene. See Material Safety Data Sheet for full safety information.
The country of origin China Package: (5kg× 4)/carton