Products - Cassia Gum for the Pet Food Industry
Pet Food Industry
We offer Cassia Gum with especially low anthraquinone content as required for the pet food
industry. Each batch is monitored and controlled for physcion, chrysophanic
acid, emodin, aloe-emodin, rhein, obtusifolin, obtusin, chryso-obtusin, 2-hydroxyemodin.
We are registered at the European Food Safety Authority EFSA as applicant according to the
Regulation (EC) 1831/2003 for the Re-Evaluation of Cassia Gum (E 499) as technological additive
for complete feeding stuffs for cats and dogs.
Our Cassia Gum is regularly monitored for the following contaminants:
aflatoxins (G1, G2, B1, B2)
halogenated phenols (pentachlorphenol PCP, 2,3,4,6-tetrachlorphenol, 2,4,5-trichlorphenol, 2,4,6-tribromphenol, 2,4,6-trichlorphenol)
heavy metals (lead, arsen, cadmium, mercury, copper, zinc, tin, thallium, nickel, chromium)
PCDD/PCDF (polychlorinated dibenzodioxins and dibenzofurans).
Randomly we check for residues of ochratoxin A, patulin, zearalenon, trichothecenes
(deoxynivalenol, nivalenol, HT-2-Toxin, T-2-Toxin), fumosin B1 and B2.
Furthermore organophosphorpesticides, organochlorpesticides, pyrethroides, conazol fungizides,
glyphosates, chlorpyiyphos-methyl, malathion, methamidophos, pirimiphos-methyl and many
others are under observation. Our product is free from agaric acid, hypericines, styrene, styrol and safroles.
Our strict routine analytical surveys guarantee maximum retorting stability yielding in highest
possible gel strength. Therefore, our Cassia Gum shows superior economy.
The price / efficiency ratio of Glycomer's product is unmatched.
Short History of Cassia Gum:
When the end of the 70ies had seen another year of exploding guar gum prices, Diamalt AG in Munich came across a potential substitute for guar gum in form of a seemingly rather exotic leguminose seed from India's cornucopia of valuable forest products. read more...
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