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381 Ammonium ferric citrate
381(i) Ammonium ferric citrate (brown)
381(ii) Ammonium ferric citrate (green)
Complex mixture of ammonia, iron and citric acid (E330).
Function & characteristics:
Enrichment of products with iron (UK, Denmark only), anti-caking agent in salt.
Salt, infant foods, food supplements.
Acceptable Daily Intake:
Up to 0.8 mg/kg body weight.
None known ; citric acid is a normal component of all body cells, and iron forms an essential part of blood cells.
Citric acid and citrates can be used by all religious groups, vegans and vegetarians. The iron used is not of animal origin.