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Biopolymer International is an association of world-wide manufacturers of xanthan gum and gellan gum.

20074Xanthan gum and gellan gum are biopolymers (or ‘biogums’ as they are sometimes called) e.g. polymers manufactured by fermentation. They are widely used in food, pharmaceutical and other industries.

The mission of the association is to protect and promote fair world-wide trade and use of biopolymers that are safe and produced according Good Manufacturing Practices and applicable legislation in different regions of the world where they are manufactured and sold for use in foods, pharmaceuticals, cosmetics, animal feed and other industrial applications.

The main objectives of the Association are:

  • To promote a better understanding of the safety, efficacy and use of biopolymers among consumers, health professionals, legislators and customers.
  • To provide regulatory bodies such as the European Commission, the US Food and Drug Administration, the Codex Alimentarius and JECFA, with the data necessary to demonstrate the safety and technological justification of these biopolymers.