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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.

Side effects:
None known ; citric acid is a normal component of all body cells, and iron forms an essential part of blood cells.

Dietary restrictions:
Citric acid and citrates can be used by all religious groups, vegans and vegetarians. The iron used is not of animal origin.



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