Lime for food & medicine

White lime for food and feed

Healthy, enjoyable food with KFN white lime certified for food uses

Healthy, enjoyable food with KFN white lime for food uses. If lime is to be used in the production of food, it needs to have a very high degree of purity. KFN is the only lime producer in Europe that has won the ISO / FSSC 22000 certificate, as we have passed all the requirements set for food and animal feed processes and products. For our highly pure, white lime and lime hydrates we also issue Halal and Kosher conformity declarations as well as EFTCO cleaning documents for silo trucks.

What makes KFN and KFN lime products unique

  • Food safety management system certified according to ISO / FSSC 22000
  • Food additives E 526
  • Highest purity class according to EN 12518 for drinking water purification
  • Part of the pharmacopeia Ph. Eur., USP and DAB
  • Highest white level without black spots, 96.8% (Spectro Color, Ry)
  • Lime with calcium carbonate content reaching above 98%
  • Extra fine calcium hydroxide for faster chemical reactions (100% < 0.02 mm)
  • Consistent high Quality
  • Meets our customers’ demands

Basic materials and additives

Highest purity for Food and health

High in demand are our pure white lime products fort he production and processing of food. Be it as a calcium additive, flour or dough enhancer, to increase the shelf life of bread or just to stabilize the pH value. You will also find derivatives of our high-class calcium-content products in health products, such as those for mouth and dental hygiene. Our lime hydrate nekablanc® 0 is characterized by its exceptionally fine and consistent grading. Along with the KFN quicklime products nekafin® 0 and nekafin® 2, they are the basis for baking additives, baby food, tableting auxiliaries and diet foods.

Food and drinking water

Our daily portion of calcium

With lime products from the Elggis mountain in the Swiss canton of Glarus salt is cleaned and lactose is made. They can be used in the production of beer, wine, juices and baking agents as well as gelatin. In the production of dairy products, lime is used as separating agent or to regulate the acidity of curd. Quicklime is also used in the cleaning of foods, such as sugar. An important usage of our food-certified hydrated lime is the setting of the pH value of drinking water. KFN hydrated lime is also used in the deacidification of drinking water. Certified KFN lime meets all current benchmarks for food additives. Which is the reason why it can be used in any food without health worries. The same can roughly be said about the production and processing of biological foods.

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