|Test Item||Specification||Test Method / Reference|
|Odor/Taste||Conforms to Quality Standards||Internal Method|
|Identification||Meets Requirements||Current FCC / USP/NF / JECFA / EP|
|Assay (on dry basis)||98.0% to 102%||Current FCC / USP/NF / JECFA / EP|
|Loss on Drying||≤ 4.5%||Current FCC / USP/NF / JECFA / EP|
|Residue on Ignition / Sulphated Ash||< 0.2%||Current FCC / USP/NF / JECFA / EP|
|Optical (Specific) Rotation||+14.5° and +16.5°||Current FCC / USP/NF / JECFA / EP|
|Conductivity||≤ 30 μScm-1||EP|
|Transmittance||≥ 95%||Current USP/NF /JECFA|
|Extraneous Matter||Free from material foreign to product||Free from visual evidence|
|pH (0.8% Solution)||4.5 ~6.0||Current FCC/JECFA|
|Heavy Metal (as Pb)||≤ 10 ppm||Current USP/NF / JP / EP|
|Lead||< 1 ppm||Current FCC / JECFA|
|Arsenic||< 3 ppm||Current FCC|
|Residual Solvents||Meets Requirements||Current USP/NF|
|5-benzyl-3,6-dioxo-2 Piperazineacetic Acid (DKP)||≤ 1.5%||Current USP / NF / FCC / JECFA Current|
|Other Related Substances||≤ 2.0% USP/NF; ≤ 1.5% EP||USP/NF|
|L-phenylalanine||≤ 0.5%||Current EP|
|Solubility||Completely Dissolves||Internal Method|
|Particle Size||NMT 5% on 100 mesh||Internal Method|
|Bulk Density||0.3 +/- 0.1 g/mL||Internal Method|
|Total Aerobic Plate Count||≤ 250 CFU/g||GB|
|Yeast and Mold Count||≤ 100 CFU/g||GB|
|Coliforms||≤ 3.0 MPN/g||GB|
Aspartame Granular 20-60 mesh, FCCVIII,USP-NF 31,BP,EP8, widely used as sugar replacement and low calorie food additives in soft drink. Aspartame Granular is a good choice for people with diabetes.
The American Diabetes Association (ADA) is recommending and accepts the FDA’s conclusion that the consumption of Aspartame is safe and can be part of a healthy diet.
Aspartame Granular has been used in the United States since the early 1980s. It is now found in thousands of different food products. Aspartame is commonly used as a tabletop sweetener, as a sweetener in prepared foods and beverages, and in recipes that do not require too much heating (since heat breaks down aspartame). It can also be found as a flavoring in some medicines.
In the body, aspartame is broken down into phenylalanine, aspartic acid, and methanol. Methanol can be toxic in high amounts, but the amounts that result from the breakdown of aspartame is lower than with many “natural” foods. For example, drinking a liter of diet soda would lead to consumption of 55 milligrams (mg) of methanol, as compared to as much as 680 mg of methanol from a liter of fruit juice.
Phenylalanine and aspartic acid are amino acids and are naturally present in many foods that contain protein. They do not cause health problems in most people. However people with the disease phenylketonuria (discussed in more detail later on) need to restrict their intake of phenylalanine, and so are usually counseled to avoid aspartame.
Aspartame Granular is widely used in liquid drink.
Aspartame Granular 20-60mesh Specification:
CFU = Colony Forming Units
JP = Japanese Pharmacopeia
FCC = Food Chemical Codex
EP = European Pharmacopeia
USP/NF – United States Pharmacopeia-National Formulary
GB= China National Standard Method
JECFA = Joint FAO/WHO Expert Committee on Food Additives