As part of the new food and nutrition labelling regulations, the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has announced that chicory root fibres will enter the newly established list of approved dietary fibres
This means that BENEO’s ingredients, Orafti inulin and oligofructose, will continue to appear as dietary fibrers on the Nutrition and Supplement Facts panel.
The decision was made following an extensive review by the FDA’s Nutrition Science Review team into a wide range of non-digestible carbohydrates.
As a result, chicory root fibres inulin and oligofructose, natural non-digestible carbohydrates from chicory root, have a demonstrated health benefit and have been found to be in compliance with the dietary fibre definition, as outlined in the nutrition labelling regulations.
Anke Sentko, Vice President Regulatory Affairs & Nutrition Communication at BENEO, comments: “Given the ever growing body of research in favour of our fibres, we never doubted this outcome but are obviously delighted with the result of the latest ruling from the FDA."
"This decision means that consumers can continue to access great tasting fibre naturally sourced from chicory roots, without any labelling confusion."
"The FDA ruling has further reinforced that BENEO’s chicory root fibres, including Orafti inulin and oligofructose, are a beneficial way for customers to improve the nutritional quality of their products and to help consumers bridge the fibre gap. We are excited to be working with both new and existing customers to develop great new ways to help more consumers benefit from chicory root fibre.”