NEWS 2018: FDA Dietary Fiber Approval

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NEWS 2018: FDA Dietary Fiber Approval

 
 

On June 14th the FDA issued guidancei and a supporting science review identifying eight additional non-digestible carbohydrates (NDCs) that will be added to the definition of "dietary fiber" that was established in the Nutrition Facts label final rule. 

The eight new fibers are: mixed plant cell wall fibers; arabinoxylan; alginate; inulin and inulin-type fructans; high amylose starch (resistant starch 2); galactooligosaccharide; polydextrose; and resistant maltodextrin/dextrin. 


A new category of non-digestible carbohydrates was identified as Mixed Plant Cell Wall Fibers (MPCWF). MPCW fiber ingredients contain two or more plant cell wall fibers such as cellulose, arabinoxylan, pectin, beta glucan and lignin in varying proportions.

FDA Dietary Fiber Approval Update:

FDA Dietary Fibers

The Declaration as Dietary Fiber on Nutrition
and Supplement Facts Labels
:

Declaration
 

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