MCC (Micro Crystalline Cellulose) Food Grade – USP/NF, BP


MCC POWDER (Micro Crystalline Cellulose) Food Grade BP, USP/BP KOSHER/ HALAL

Microcrystalline cellulose is a term for refined wood pulp and is used as a texturizer, an anti-caking agent for tablet making, a fat substitute, an emulsifier, an extender, and a bulking agent in food product. The most common form is used in vitamin supplements. It is also used in a plaque assays for counting viruses, as an alternative to carboxymethylcellulose.
Please see below, full description, specifications, warnings and directions for use.  Beware of cheap, low grade imports.

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MCC POWDER (Micro Crystalline Cellulose) Food Grade BP, USP/BP KOSHER/ HALAL

Description:  White or almost white, practically insoluble
in water, diluted acid and most organic solvents, slightly
soluble in diluted NaOH solution.

Item Specification
Identification A (Zinc Chloride test) To correspond as USP/NF, JP, Ph. Eur., BP
Identification B (degree of polymerisation) NMT 350
Solubility (coppertetramine solution) To correspond as Ph. Eur., BP
pH 5.0 – 7.5
Conductivity NMT 75 µ
Water – Soluble Substance NMT 0.25%
Ether – Soluble Substance NMT 0.05%
Loss on drying NMT 7.0%
Heavy Metals NMT 10 ppm
Residue on Ignition/Sulphated Ash NMT 0.1%
Standards In house Specification
Bulk Density 0.27 to 0.33g/ml
Assay (Dried) 97.0 to 102.0%
Sieve Analysis (% Retention)

60 Mesh

200 Mesh




Particle Size Distribution






70 – 100µ


Microbial Limits
Total Viable Aerobic Count NMT 1000/g
Total Yeast & Mould Count NMT 100/g
Staphylococcus aureus Absent
Escherichia coli Absent
Pseudomonas aeruginosa Absent
Salmonella species Absent


Additional information

Weight N/A
Dimensions N/A

100g, 250g, 500g, 1kg, 2kg, 5kg, 10kg, 20kg


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