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Bovine Collagen Specs.

Product: Grass-fed, Hydrolyzed Bovine Collagen

Physical-Chemical Tests

UOM

Min.

Max.

Test Result

Method

Protein*

%

90

-

≥ 90

Kjeldahl

Viscosidade (20%)

mPs

20

50

44

GMIA/GME(1)

Moisture

%

-

8

7

GMIA/GME

Ash

%

-

2

≤ 2

GMIA/GME

pH

N/A

5

6.5

5.8

GMIA

Sulfur Dioxide

ppm

-

10

≤ 10

GME

Hydrogen Peroxide

ppm

-

10

≤ 10

GME

Arsenic*

ppm

-

0.8

≤ 0.8

AOAC (2)

Chromium*

ppm

-

2

≤ 2

AOAC

Cadmium*

ppm

-

0.5

≤ 0.5

AOAC

Zinc*

ppm

-

30

≤ 30

AOAC

Copper*

ppm

-

30

≤ 30

AOAC

Lead*

ppm

-

1.5

≤ 1.5

AOAC

Mercury*

ppm

-

0.15

≤ 0.15

AOAC

Appearance

-

-

-

Soft Yellow Powder

-

 

 

 

 

 

 

Microbiological Tests

 

UOM

Spec. Limit

Test Result

Method

Aerobic Plate Count

 

/1g

≤ 1000

≤ 1000

USP (3)

E. coli

 

/10g

Negative

Negative

USP

Salmonella sp

 

/25g

Negative

Negative

ISO 6579

 

* - Parameters marked with an asterisk are analyzed according to a periodic analysis plan.

(1) GMIA/GME – Gelatin Manufacturers Institute of America/Gelatin Manufacturers of Europe Standardized Methods for the Testing of Edible Gelatin

(2) AOAC – Association of Official Analysis Chemists

(3) – United States Pharmacopeia & National Formulary