The full name of Sodium CMC is sodium carboxymethyl cellulose, which is a carboxymethylated derivative of cellulose. It was manufactured in Germany in 1918 and commercialized in Europe a few years later. Firstly, CMC is used in the industrial field as colloid and viscose. With the improvement of production process, industrial technology level and product quality, the US FDA proved that CMC is non-toxic and harmless to physiology in 1947, so it can be used as a food additive for thickening and other functions.
During the decades of development, CMC has been accepted and recognized by various countries and test institutions. It has been widely used in food and pharmaceutical fields as an important additive. Due to the chemical composition and characteristics of CMC itself and in terms of basic raw materials and production processes, there are no ingredients that may cause physiological harm.
The basic raw materials of CMC are refined cotton and wood pulp, which are made through a series of processes such as etherification reaction that meets the cleaning requirement. Since refine cotton and wood pulp both are pure natural plant components, no added raw materials that may be allergenic or potentially harmful, CMC can be tested by HALAL and Kosher, which is more suitable for people with different needs, including Vegans, Lacto-vegetarians, Egg-lacto Vegetarians, etc. Due to natural ingredients and non-hazardous, the product itself is also free from allergens, does not contain allergens such as milk, cereals, crustaceans, eggs, fish, peanuts, soybeans, and tree nuts, etc., so all kinds of people can eat with confidence.
In the current food field, food grade CMC is widely used in a large number of foods such as beverages, ice cream, bread, noodles, jam, biscuit, meat products, etc. Besides, pharmaceutical grade CMC is also used in capsules, tablets and oral liquid. In short, whether it is food grade or pharmaceutical grade CMC, there is no need to worry about safety. If you have any questions or further demand, please feel free to contact us.