Barriers to adoption of biogenic carbonates in the food, pharmaceutical & supplement sectors

Hickman, G.J. ORCID: 0000-0002-4632-9229, Belton, D.J., Newick, R. and Perry, C.C. ORCID: 0000-0003-1517-468X, 2019. Barriers to adoption of biogenic carbonates in the food, pharmaceutical & supplement sectors. NFS Journal, 16, pp. 1-8. ISSN 2352-3646

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There is an increasing demand for environmentally sustainable sourcing of ingredients for the food, pharmaceutical and supplements industries. In the case of calcium carbonate (E170) as by-products from the egg and shellfish processing industries these have the potential to be sustainably sourced. In addition to their green credentials, biogenic carbonates have intrinsic benefits in terms of their chemical composition, such as a low heavy metal burden. However, their biogenic origin can potentially lead to manufacturing issues such as higher levels of co-mineralising components and the organic templates of their natural production. This contribution identifies the regulatory barriers to the adoption of biogenic eggshell calcium carbonate by assessing materials from biological sources along with commercial precipitated and ground carbonates against current regulatory standards.

Item Type: Journal article
Publication Title: NFS Journal
Creators: Hickman, G.J., Belton, D.J., Newick, R. and Perry, C.C.
Publisher: Elsevier
Date: 31 May 2019
Volume: 16
ISSN: 2352-3646
S2352364619300185Publisher Item Identifier
Rights: © 2019 Published by Elsevier GmbH on behalf of Society of Nutrition and Food Science e.V. U This is an open access article under the CC BY-NC-ND license (
Divisions: Schools > School of Science and Technology
Record created by: Linda Sullivan
Date Added: 10 Jun 2019 09:10
Last Modified: 10 Jun 2019 09:10

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