Beta Carotene, CAS# 7235-40-7, is a organic compound manufactured through plant extraction, available as White or whitelike powder. Beta Carotene is widely used as nutrition supplements. It is widely accepted as safe food additive in many countries with E number E160e.
No significant side effects reported.
As Beta Carotene 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 Beta Carotene for long period.
Special groups refer to newborns, children, pregnant and any other applicable vulnerable groups.
Beta Carotene may have some affect on pregnant or breast-feeding women. We recommend consumers to consult professionals before using Beta Carotene in food of pregnant or breast-feeding women.
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. Beta Carotene is considered safe by FDA according to existing data and granted GRAS status.
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