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Bone charcoal is manufactured from natural materials without the use of any additives whatsoever during production. Its use in the food industry over a period in excess of one hundred years has demonstrated its non-hazardous and non-toxic properties.
Food Industry Use
Bone charcoal has been used in the sugar refining industry for over a century without any concern regarding toxicity to animals or humans. Bone charcoal holds the status of Generally Regarded As Safe (GRAS) by the Food and Drug Administration, and conforms to the specifications laid out by the Food Chemical Codex (3rd edition, 1981).
Toxicity to Fish
Bone charcoal has a long history of use as an adsorbent used in filtering aquarium water without any adverse effects. Indeed, bone charcoal is used by many customers in the United States, United Kingdom, and Europe. Most recently, bone charcoal has been used in the treatment of water used for rainbow trout without adverse effects.
Toxicity to Animals
The use of bone charcoal as an ingredient of many animal feed supplements and vitamin concentrates has been practiced on a large scale commercial basis for many years. The material has been accepted by the animal feed industry and meets their acceptance standards.