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Previously named 485
Obtained from animal by-products, such as bones and hides. It can be produced from all species of animals.
Function & characteristics:
Thickening and gelling agent
Many different products
Acceptable Daily Intake:
None known when used in foods
441 can not be used by vegans and vegetarians. Use by religious groups, such as Muslims and Jews is restricted, due to the origin of the product. Unfortunately information on origin can only be obtained from the producer. Specific halal gelatin is made from cattle.