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Ingredient Innovations Positive fiber signs from Europe While the U.S. waits for an F.D.A. fiber definition, the E.F.S.A. rules on inulin s the food and beverage industry awaits a fiber definition from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration, recent rulings out of Europe bode well for inulin sourced from chicory root. The European Food Safety Authority's Panel on Dietetic Products, Nutrition and Allergies in 2014 ruled in favor of the effects of non-digestible carbohydrates on glycemic response. This year, the panel ruled in favor of inulin's positive effects on regularity. "The positive E.F.S.A. opinions provide confirmation of the strength of the evidence Beneo ingredients have to support structure/function claims," said Anke Sentko, vice-president of regulatory affairs and nutrition communication at Beneo. "Might this influence the U.S. market? Sure it will. It is the food manufacturer who has the final responsibility on what is marketed, including the structure/function claim used. A positive E.F.S.A. opinion is a strong and convincing argument, also for the U.S. manufacturer." In the United States, the A 32 FOODBUSINESS NEWS ® F.D.A. in the March 3, 2014, issue of the Federal Register proposed new rules for the Nutrition Facts Panel. Within the proposal, the F.D.A. proposed a definition for dietary fiber, such as demonstrating physiological effects that are beneficial to human health. "Cargill is hopeful that the F.D.A. will align with the current science on fiber and work to create global harmony in regards to this important nutrient," said Julie Paul, a senior regulatory scientist for Minneapolis-based Cargill. The company said its OliggoFiber chicory root inulin offers such physiological effects as digestive health, bone health and weight management. Beneo-Orafti SA, Sensus BV and Cosucra-Groupe Warcoing SA combined to send an application to the E.F.S.A, based in Parma, Italy. The application asked the E.F.S.A. to deliver an Proposed fiber definition The Food and Drug Administration in the March 3, 2014, issue of the Federal Register issued this proposed fiber definition: (1) Non-digestible soluble and insoluble carbohydrates (with three or more monomeric units) and lignin that are intrinsic and intact in plants; (2) isolated and synthetic non-digestible carbohydrates (with three or more monomeric units) that the F.D.A. has granted be included in the definition of dietary fiber, in response to a petition submitted to the F.D.A. under § 10.30 (21 CFR 10.30) demonstrating that such carbohydrates have a physiological effect(s) that is beneficial to human health; or (3) isolated and synthetic non-digestible carbohydrates (with three or more monomeric units) that are the subject of an authorized health claim. "The proposed definition for fiber should not have significant effect on the majority of dietary fibers that are currently on the market and is more or less in-line (with) other definitions throughout the world," said Scott Turowski, technical sales manager for Sensus America, Inc. "However, the requirement for pre-market approval from the F.D.A. for isolated fibers may create some challenges. It is somewhat unclear how the process would go or whether it could be completed without affecting existing products." FBN Bar manufacturers often use inulin sourced from chicory root to boost fiber levels. opinion on the scientific substantiation of a health claim related to fructo-oligosaccharides (FOS) from inulin and a reduction of post-prandial glycemic responses. "The panel concludes that a cause-and-effect relationship has been established between the consumption of foods/beverages containing non-digestible carbohydrates instead of sugar and a reduction of postprandial glycemic responses as compared to sugar-containing foods/beverages," the E.F.S.A. panel said last year. Lowering the postprandial glycemic response has been shown to benefit people with impaired glucose tolerance or type 2 diabetes, according to Sensus. Frutafit inulin and Frutalose oligofructose from Sensus are not broken down or digested into simple sugars by the upper human digestive tract and thus will not affect blood glucose levels. They may replace sugar in a range of food products. "Recent studies have demonstrated inulin's potential in the area of weight management," added Scott Turowski, technical sales manager for Sensus April 21, 2015

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Food Business News - April 21, 2015
Wal-Mart eyeing improvements
Drought dilemma for California agriculture
Antibiotics under greater scrutiny
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Web Contents
Editorial - Food’s share of spending declines
Reheating meat sales
A record year for specialty food sales
Innovation insights from Chobani
Target hires merchandiser to reinvent its food business
McDonald’s moves toward simpler ingredients
Tyson Foods to close Georgia plant
Bottled water drove beverage market growth in 2014
I.F.F. plans to buy Ottens Flavors
F.D.A. challenges Kind under ‘healthy’ labeling rules
U.S. organic food sales rise 11% in 2014
Daily’s to build bacon plant
Iconic hot sauce brand, assets acquired
Washington - Antibiotics under greater scrutiny
Health and Wellness - Subtracting sugar from formulations
Ingredient Innovations - Positive fiber signs from Europe
Study links fiber, whole grains to reduced risk of death
Dairy Business News - Hydrocolloids: Managing moisture and more
Ingredient Marketplace 2015
New Food Products
Ingredient Market Trends - Another new chapter for C.W.B.
Ingredient Markets
Supplier Innovations and News
Ad Index
Food Business in the News

Food Business News - April 21, 2015