Appearance: Dark Blue Powder
Color Value E(1%,1cm,600±20nm): 30 ~ 150
Loss on Drying: < 7%
Ash: < 9%
Lead (as Pb): < 3mg/kg
Arsenic(as As): < 2mg/kg
Aerobic Plate Count: < 1,000cfu/g
Coliform Bacteria: < 0.3MPN/g
Mould & Yeast: < 50cfu/g
Pathogenic Bacteria: Negative
Applications and Usage Instruction(in compliance with GB2760: Hygienic standards for uses of food additives):
Gardenia Blue can be widely used in instant rice & flour products, jam, fruit-flovoured beverages, fruit and vegetable juice, candy, cake, imitation wine, frozen drinks(excluding 03.04 edible ice), salted vegetable, fried nuts and seeds, fillings for cereal products, fillings for bakery wares, condiments, protein beverages, solid beverages, puffed food.
When use Gardenia Blue, dissolve the color with a small amount of water first, and then mix the color solution with food materials.
Usage Reference(in compliance with GB2760: Hygienic standards for uses of food additives):
The maximum usage limit for instant rice & flour products is 0.5g/kg,for jam and candy is0.3g/kg, and for other products is 0.2g/kg.
Storage: Sealed, avoid light, store in a cool and dry place.
Shelf Life: If the storage condition attains as mentioned above, powder is two years from production date. Once opened, should seal up again and use within six months.