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Posted 18 February 2021 - 05:22 PM

Looking for some help, my company currently uses cream without carrageenan in our cookies, we did a test batch with carrageenan yesterday and the product came out much better. We are thinking about switching but I am unclear upon my research whether we would have to list carrageenan in our ingredient list for the cream for example Cream (Milk, carrageenan) . We also boast having a preservative free cookie, would the addition of carrageenan in the cream falsify the claim? Thanks for any advice!

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Posted 18 February 2021 - 05:49 PM

What is your finished product?  A cookie? Sandwich cookie?

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Posted 19 February 2021 - 04:42 AM

This ingredient needs to go on you ingredient list. Also it is used by some as a preservative thus ypur claim will be false.

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Posted 26 February 2021 - 02:20 AM

It's funny because I've never seen carrageenan used as a preservative.  I've only seen it used for texture reasons.  Sure, if you look it up online it will state uses, which include preservative.  I saw a good informational resource below about carrageenan.  I would consult a legal authority on if you can still use the claim if you add carrageenan.  I think you can show it is not normally used as a preservative, you aren't using it as a preservative and therefore can still make that claim.  However, I am no legal authority.



Edited by Ryan M., 26 February 2021 - 02:21 AM.

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