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FlaVit Seaweed Seasoning
Product Safety & Testing

Seaweed is very good at absorbing contaminants such as heavy metals and therefore water quality and the safety of the product is paramount. In very recent years the Food Standards Agency has had to withdraw contaminated seaweed on more than one occasion which should not have entered the human food chain.

We source our product from the Grade A pristine waters of the Outer Hebrides and all seaweed passes through a series of foreign particle and metal detection systems. Every batch of our seaweed is tested for key contaminants, heavy metals and microbial pathogens as well as other key aspects of nutrition by batch and periodic analysis.

The seaweed is processed only in registered food premises to food hygiene standards, and standard operating procedures are in place for all aspects of production and quality.

There has been no product recall since production started over 14 years ago.

U.S. FDA Approval Number: 21 CFR 184.1120
GRAS (Generally Regarded As Safe) for use in spices, seasonings, and flavorings as a flavor enhancer or flavor adjuvant.

The latest Batch Test results are below showing either zero contaminants or very low levels well within safety limits:

Moisture Content ≤ 14%

Toxic Elements
Arsenic (inorganic) ≤ 1 mg/kg
Cadmium ≤ 0.3 mg/kg
Lead ≤ 3 mg/kg
Mercury ≤ 0.1 mg/kg

Total Plate Count ≤ 10000 cfu/g
Coliforms ≤ 100 cfu/g
Yeast and Mould ≤ 100 cfu/g
Enterobacteriaceae Not detected/g
Escherichia coli Not detected/g
Salmonella Not detected/10g
Staphylococcus aureus Not detected/g
Vibrio spp. Not detected/g

Pesticide residues Not detected
Other environmental contaminants Not detected
Histamine Not detected
Crustacean DNA Not detected
Mollusc DNA Not detected
Fish DNA Not detected
Gluten/Gliadin Not detected

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