Thai FDA approves health claim for bifidogenic effect in Sensus chicory root fibre
The Thai FDA has 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 cooperation with its business partner, DKSH Thailand.
Sensus produces the ingredients chicory inulin and chicory oligofructose, dietary fibres that, besides being effective fat and sugar replacers, contribute to a healthy intestinal microbiome.
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 cooperation 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,” commented 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 consumers health.”