Health claim in Thailand for bifidogenic effect chicory root fibre

The Thai FDA approved a health claim for the effect of Sensus’ chicory root fibre to increase Bifidobacteria in the intestine. The application, with supporting scientific evidence, was provided by Sensus in co-operation with its business partner DKSH Thailand

Sensus produces the innovative ingredients chicory inulin and chicory oligofructose, which are dietary fibres that besides being effective fat and sugar replacers, contribute to a healthy intestinal microbiome.

Notably they significantly increase the concentration of beneficial microbes such as Bifidobacteria in the intestinal tract, which underlies their prebiotic effects such as digestive health.

This new health claim, based on chicory root fibre, may be formulated on the packaging according to the Thai FDA guideline: Inulin/Fructo-oligosaccharide/Oligofructose/Short-chain inulin from chicory helps to increase Bifidobacteria in the intestine.

“As there are only a few health claims approved in Thailand, we are extremely pleased with the approval of the health claim for Sensus chicory root fibre,” said Songsin Sungkhawaetai, General Manager, Food & Beverage at DKSH Thailand.

The health claim applies exclusively to Sensus Frutafit inulin and Frutalose fructo-oligosaccharides from chicory roots for various applications, including dairy, soy-based products, breakfast cereal, beverages without caffeine and food supplements, amongst others.

The exclusivity of the claim supports the ingredient declaration as Frutafit inulin and Frutalose fructo-oligosaccharides on the product labelling and all advertising materials.

“This valuable co-operation between Sensus and DKSH Thailand to realise this new health claim will be an asset for food manufacturers to contribute to consumer health in Thailand,” advises Paul Vennik, Director Marketing & Sales at Sensus.

“These naturally sourced chicory inulin and oligofructose dietary fibres are extremely suitable for application in dietary products that can contribute to consumer health.”

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