Listing and annotation: Bentonite
Use: As a natural non-agricultural product allowed as an ingredient/processing aid in or on processed products labeled as "organic" or "made with (specified organic ingredients/food groups)".
Common applications: A colloidal clay (aluminum silicate) that has a high swelling capacity in water. Used as a food additive as a thickener and as a colorant in wine. Poison if given by vein, causing blood clots and may cause tumors.
Reference: 7 CFR 205.605(a)
Current - 6/27/2017
Next - 2022
New Review Date - 2019 (review in 2017)