Technical

  • Is the Magnasweet® product line considered natural?

  • The base products for the Magnasweet® product line are Monoammonium Glycyrrhizinate and Ammonium Glycyrrhizinate. These base products are considered natural according to CFR21 Part 101 Section 22 (a) (3) of the United States Code of Federal Regulations. Under current European regulations, the Monoammonium Glycyrrhizinate and Ammonium Glycyrrhizinate are classified as Nature Identical.

    The Magnasweet® product line consists of the base products as well as compounded flavors consisting of the base products compounded with other artificial and/or natural flavors. The natural status of the compounded flavors is dependent upon the formulation of the individual Magnasweet® products. Rules regarding natural status vary depending upon the location and the applicable regulations. For information regarding the status of other areas, please use the “Contact Us” portion of the website.

  • What are the labeling requirements for the Magnasweet® product line?

  • The base products Ammonium Glycyrrhizinate and Monoammonium Glycyrrhizinate may be labeled as “natural flavor” as detailed in Question 1 above. However, labeling requirements for individual Magnasweet® products vary depending upon the formulation and the worldwide area of distribution.

  • Where can I find Technical/Regulatory information?

  • Technical and regulatory documents can be found under the technical landing section of the website. LINK

  • Is Magnasweet® product line classified as a non-nutritive sweetener?

  • The base products Monoammonium Glycyrrhizinate and Ammonium Glycyrrhizinate are currently approved for food as a flavoring agent, flavor enhancer or surface active agent under 21CFR184.1408 of the United States Code of Federal Regulations and as a Flavour under current European regulations. Classifications for other countries vary depending upon the applicable regulations.

  • Is it approved for use worldwide?

  • The base products Monoammonium Glycyrrhizinate and Ammonium Glycyrrhizinate are approved for use in foods in the United States, Europe, Australia, China and India and numerous other countries throughout the world. However, the application and use of the product is dependent upon the specific product and area of distribution.

Application

  • How does Magnasweet® work?

  • The Magnasweet® product line works synergistically with existing flavors and sweeteners by extending and enhancing their properties and by providing a delayed onset of sweetness to the product. By doing this, Magnasweet® provides the opportunity to not only enhance flavors and sweetness, but also to mask undesirable aftertastes.

  • What is Magnasweet® derived from?

  • The base products Monoammonium Glycyrrhizinate and Ammonium Glycyrrhizinate are derived from licorice root.

  • What are the use levels for the Magnasweet® products?

  • The use levels vary from product to product but start as low as 20 ppm. The specific use levels for the individual Magnasweet® product are dependent upon the product and the application. Typical use levels are presented on the individual product pages. LINK

  • Is the product available in liquid and powder forms?

  • Magnasweet® products are available as powder or liquid. The variety of products available can be viewed in the Magnasweet® Series section of the website. LINK

  • Can Magnasweet products be used as a primary sweetener?

  • The base products Monoammonium glycyrrhizinate and Ammonium glycyrrhizinate are not classified as primary sweeteners under current USA and European regulations. However, regulations regarding the use of the Magnasweet® products vary from country to country.

Purchasing

  • How can I get a sample of the product?

  • Samples can be requested through the “Contact Us” portion of the website. Under this heading, you can also provide information related to your application that will allow Mafco application experts to direct you to the best product for your need. LINK

  • Where can I buy Magnasweet®?

  • Magnasweet® products can be purchased through Mafco Worldwide Corporation located in Camden, NJ USA or through the offices maintained in France, China and the United Arab Emirates. The contact information is available in the location section of this website. LINK

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