Gelatin, CAS# 9000-70-8, is a mixture of peptides and proteins manufactured through animal tissue extraction, available as Yellow or yellowish granular. Gelatin is widely used as thickeners. It is widely accepted as safe food additive in many countries.
Gelatin can cause an unpleasant taste, sensation of heaviness in the stomach, bloating, heartburn, and belching.
As Gelatin is widely known as safe, there is no limit on dosage of intake. However, we still recommend consumers to consult professionals before using large quantity of Gelatin for long period.
Special groups refer to newborns, children, pregnant and any other applicable vulnerable groups.
There is no evidence that Gelatin could have any negative effects on these vulnerable groups. It should be safe to use Gelatin in food for newborns and pregnant. However, we still recommend consumers to consult professionals before using large quantity of Gelatin for long period in food for newborns or pregnant.
Generally recognized as safe(GRAS) is a FDA designation that a specific substance or ingredient is generally considered safe by experts, and so is exempted from the usual Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act (FFDCA) food additive tolerance requirements. Gelatin is considered safe by FDA according to existing data and granted GRAS status.
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