Ferric ammonium citrate:IN 381

Origin:
Complex mixture of ammonia, iron and citric acid.

Function & characteristics:
Enrichment of products with iron (UK, Denmark only), anti-caking agent in salt.

Products:
Salt, infant foods, food supplements.

Acceptable Daily Intake:
Up to 0.8 mg/kg body weight.

Side effects:
None known ; citric acid is a normal component of all body cells, and iron forms an essential part of blood cells.

Dietary restrictions:
Citric acid and citrates can be used by all religious groups, vegans and vegetarians. The iron used is not of animal origin.


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