Uses: Alginates (E400 -
Other uses include glazing and sizing paper, special printers' inks, paints, cosmetics, insecticides, and pharmaceutical preparations. In the USA alginates are frequently used as stabilisers in ice cream, giving a smooth texture and body, and also as a suspending agent in milk shakes.
Thickener and vegetable gum, derived from petroleum. Artificial sweetener base, preservative, used in germicides, paint remover and antifreeze. Allergic reactions but not enough tests done. See E1520 (propylene glycol).
Banned in France
Used in jam, jellies and marmalades as defined in Directive 79/693/EEC and other similar fruit spreads including low-
Found in seaweed fertilizer preparations (approved by DEFRA's organic food standards but not by the Soil Association)
Permitted for use in animal feeds.
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