FDA recognition of inulin-type fructans Fibruline extracted from chicory root as dietary fibre

Published: 19-Jun-2018

Cosucra is very proud to announce that its range of inulin-type fructans Fibruline extracted from chicory root and sold in the US market under the name Oliggo-Fiber has been recognised as dietary fibre

When a citizen petition dated 12 September 2016 requesting that the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) amend 21 CFR 101.9(c)(6)(i) to include inulin-type fructans extracted from chicory root (collectively referred to as ITF) in the definition of dietary fibre was submitted to the FDA, COSUCRA saw the opportunity to show and prove all the effectiveness of Fibruline chicory root fibre as a dietary fibre.

Today, the US Food and Drug Administration issued guidance and a supporting science review wherein it identified eight additional non-digestible carbohydrates (NDCs) that the agency intends to propose to add to the list of non-digestible carbohydrates that meet the definition of "dietary fibre" that was established in the Nutrition Facts label final rule.

This is an outcome of FDA's extensive review of the strength of scientific evidence from citizen petitions submitted to the agency by manufacturers, public comments and on the agency's independent evaluation of the available scientific literature.

The eight additional isolated or synthetic non-digestible carbohydrate(s) have been determined by FDA to have physiological effects that are beneficial to human health and, therefore, shall be included in the calculation of the amount of dietary fibre are as follows: mixed plant cell wall fibres (a broad category that includes fibres such as sugar cane fibre and apple fibre, among many others), arabinoxylan, alginate, inulin and inulin-type fructans, high amylose starch (resistant starch 2), galactooligosaccharide, polydextrose, and resistant maltodextrin/dextrin.

The FDA review identifies the significance of the scientific data provided suggesting that "inulin and inulin-type fructans" have a statistically significant effect on calcium absorption and bone mineral density that is beneficial to human health.

COSUCRA, a family owned company, has been guided, from generation to generation, by a long-term vision.

From the very beginning and with its own agronomic research centre, CHICOLINE, which develops its own chicory seeds, COSUCRA has invested considerable effort in research and development.

Today, with its complete range of Fibruline chicory root fibre, COSUCRA can anticipate trends and consumer needs and works in partnership with more than 2000 food manufacturers worldwide.

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