BICAR® SODIUM BICARBONATE
Food Safety First! Why FSSC 22000 is important!
At Solvay Chemicals, Inc., we understand the real world impact of our commitment to food safety. Given this commitment, we’ve gone through the rigor required to certify our Parachute, CO production facility to the FSSC 22000 Food Safety Management System Standard.
The FSSC 22000 quality management system ensures that all facets of production and packaging incorporate a Hazards Analysis of Critical Control Points (HACCP) program and the FDA’s Good Manufacturing Practices (cGMP). Our robust Quality Management System ensures that the safety and quality of the product we make meets the highest standards required from our customers in the food and pharmaceutical industries.
Food Grade Applications
BICAR Sodium Bicarbonate Food Grade (FCC/USP) products are used as leavening agents for baked goods, cereals, pancake mixes and self rising flours, and are used in the manufacture of food colorants and effervescent drinks.
BICAR Sodium Bicarbonate is also manufactured under cGMP for the excipients and API market, and meets the specifications of the U.S. Pharmacopeia.
In an effort to reduce the impact of phosphates on the environment, our detergent customers are reducing the amount of phosphates in their formulations and, in some instances, adding sodium bicarbonate to the formulations. Sodium bicarbonate is also used in photographic chemicals, dentifrices, effervescents, carpet deodorizers, kitty litter and cleaning compounds.
BICAR Animal Feed Grade Sodium Bicarbonate is used in dairy cattle as a rumen buffer to increase feed intake and improve productivity. Other applications include beef cattle, poultry and swine. BICAR Sodium Bicarbonate can also be used in citrus packaging operations to significantly improve product shelf life.
A specialized Coarse Granular BICAR Sodium Bicarbonate is used in soda blasting to clean surfaces. Industries such as leather tanning, plastic, and swimming pool applications use sodium bicarbonate to provide pH adjustment. Industrial applications utilize sodium bicarbonate as a reactive carbonate or sodium source and as a pH buffer. It is used in industries such as oil well drilling, textile processing, and pulp & paper.
BICAR Sodium Bicarbonate is used in environmental applications such as air pollution control, acid neutralization, and water treatment. Click here for more detailed information on sodium bicarbonate’s use in air pollution control.
BICAR® Sodium Bicarbonate is used every day in the food we eat and products we use. At Solvay Chemicals, our concern for food safety and sustainable development, and our commitment to excellence ensures product safety, quality and reliability, in all applications. Solvay Chemicals is a member of the global Solvay Group, the world’s largest producer of sodium bicarbonate.
SODA ASH IPH
Solvay Chemicals offers Soda Ash IPH, a pharmaceutical grade of soda ash, to the North American market. Soda Ash IPH, a leading sodium carbonate-based excipient, has a proven and successful track record in Europe. It is suitable for the manufacture of effervescent formulations, which are ideal delivery systems for over-the-counter cold and flu remedies.
A white crystalline powdered excipient, Soda Ash IPH is manufactured in facilities that comply with current Good Manufacturing Practices (cGMP) according to the ICH Q7A standard. The sodium carbonate meets the specifications of the U.S. Pharmacopeia. Packaging is available in 25 kg paper bags.
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