MINNEAPOLIS – Cargill’s Oliggo-Fiber(TM) inulin has been approved for use as a dietary fibre in Canada. This means Health Canada does not object to the classification of Oliggo-Fiber(TM) inulin from chicory as dietary fibre for labeling purposes in Canada. Health Canada issued to Cargill a "no objection letter," validating its determination that Oliggo-Fiber(TM) inulin from chicory roots is not a "novel fibre" in Health Canada Guideline No. 9, 1988 (revised Nov. 1994).
The approval allows Canadian food manufacturers using Oliggo-Fiber(TM) inulin to incorporate language such as "high source of fibre" on food packaging labels. "This is great news for Canadian food manufacturers looking to meet consumer demand for naturally-sourced fibre by incorporating Oliggo-Fiber(TM) inulin into their food products, " said Steve Snyder, vice president, Cargill Health & Food Technologies.
Derived from chicory roots, Oliggo-Fiber(TM) inulin is a naturally-sourced soluble fibre that provides 1.31-1.3 calories per gram and adds both functional and nutritional benefits in foods.
"Inulin is one of today’s most important nutritional ingredients. There is mounting scientific evidence demonstrating that Oliggo-Fiber(TM) inulin supports digestive health and calcium absorption. This Canadian ruling on Cargill’s Oliggo-Fiber(TM) inulin enables consumer packaged goods companies to incorporate increased amounts of fibre into products without affecting taste and texture," said Snyder.
Cargill is an international provider of food, agricultural and risk management products and services. With 153,000 employees in 66 countries, the company is committed to using its knowledge and experience to collaborate with customers to help them succeed. For more information, visit http://www.cargill.com.