Organic Hericium erinaceus extracts 20% β-glucan

Description   (science)

Specification of organic Hericium erinaceus Extract 20% β-glucan
Product classification:  Cultivated mushroom
Label: Organic
Denomination:  Hericium erinaceus Extract 20% β-glucan
Latin: Hericium erinaceus
Ingredients: 100% Mushroom extract
Extraction ratio: 8:1 (8kg powder needed to produce 1kg of extract)
Appearance:  Fine powder, yellow brown
Material used: 100% fruit bodies
Treatments of raw material: Drying only
Method of Production and Processing: Organic production according to Article 29(1) of Regulation (EC) No.834/2007 and  US National Organic Program (NOP) 7 CFR  Part 205
Certifying body:  Kiwa BCS

Processing steps: Grinding fruit bodies to powder, metal detection ferrous 0.5-2mm, extracting with hot water, filtering, concentration, membrane separation, spray-drying

Genetic modification / irradiation / general statements:
This product was genetically modified:                                         No
This product was produced from GMO raw materials:                No
This product was irradiated:                                                           No
This product contains nanoparticles:                                             No
This product is safe for human consumption:                              Yes

Allergen statement:            
This product contains no allergens.

Physical / Assay requirements:    Beta-glucan    ≥ 20% 
Sieve analysis    100% pass 100 mesh
Loss of drying    ≤ 7%
Ash    ≤ 15%

Microbiological quality:    Total bacterial count (cfu*/g)    < 10,000
Yeast and moulds (cfu/g)    < 1,000
E. Coli (cfu/g)    < 100
Salmonella    Absent / 25g
Staphylococcus    Absent / 25g
*cfu : colony-forming units    

Heavy metals:
 Lead (as Pb)  ≤ 1.0 mg/kg
Arsenic (as As)≤ 1.0 mg/kg
Cadmium (as Cd)≤ 1.0 mg/kg
Mercury (as Hg)≤ 0.1 mg/kg

Complies with the European regulations VO396/2005, VO1881/2006 and the BNN Norm for organic products.

Analytical values:
Lot specific Microbiology, Heavy Metal and Pesticide analysis data sheets can be provided upon request.

Storage parameters:
 Store at room temperature or lower, keep tightly closed, protect from light, humidity and insects.

Product keeps well for:    36 months
Identification / retraceability:    By non-recurring lot numbers



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