Organic and GRAS

ZAR-MIN is OMRI (Organic Materials Review Institute) listed and GRAS. A 100% natural mined mineral with no additives, ZAR-MIN meets the USDA requirements to be organic and can be used as an input in any USDA Organic operation. By meeting the FDA requirements, ZAR-MIN is Generally Regarded As Safe (GRAS).

Organic

omri_logo_200x130ZAR-MIN is OMRI listed as organic under the classification of Livestock Feed Ingredients. OMRI determined that ZAR-MIN qualifies as organic under the USDS National Organic Program (NOP). By meeting the USDA National Organic Program (NOP) requirements Code of Federal Regulations Title 7 Agriculture §182.2727, ZAR-MIN may be used as an additive or input in USDA Certified Organic operations. By meeting these requirements, ZAR-MIN may be labeled 100% organic.

GRAS

FDA_GRAS_logoZAR-MIN is Generally Regarded As Safe (GRAS) by meeting the chemical assay specifications in the Food Chemical Codes and the requirements of the FDA.

A typical ZAR-MIN analysis and the Food Chemical Codex sodium aluminosilicate specifications are:


Typical ZAR-MIN Analysis

SPECIFICATION
ZAR-MIN
Minimum
Maximum
Silicon dioxide (% as SiO2)
70.4
66.0
76.0
Aluminum oxide (% as Al2O3)
10.1
9.0
13.0
Sodium oxide (% as Na2O)
0.9
4.0
7.0
Lead (ppm as Pb)
2.0
-
5.0
Loss on Drying (% by Weight)
4.5
-
8.0
Loss on Ignition (% by Weight)
9.0
8.0
13.0
pH
8.3
6.5
10.5
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The FDA reviewed the lower than specification sodium oxide content and stated that the presence of potassium, calcium, and magnesium cation in lieu of sodium is acceptable.

Feed Additive Status

Sodium aluminosilicate is approved for use as an anticaking agent in the in the Code of Federal Regulations Title 21 Food and Drugs §182.2727. By meeting the sodium aluminosilicate requirements, ZAR-MIN may be used in animal feed for use as an anticaking agent at a level not exceeding two percent in accordance with good manufacturing practices. ZAR-MIN is not sold for human consumption.

Dietary

ZAR-MIN is a 100% natural mineral. No organic materials (animal or vegetable) are contained in or used to produce ZAR-MIN. Vegan and vegetarian requirements are met since ZAR-MIN contains no animal products. While ZAR-MIN is not Kosher nor Halal certified, ZAR-MIN contains no ingredients or production methods that are prohibited by Jewish or Islamic dietary law.