FortiFeed® Short-Chain Fructooligosaccharides (scFOS®) Meets the Newly Adopted Definition
GOLDEN, Colorado, Wednesday, January 25, 2006 – GTC Nutrition, a business unit of Corn Products
International, Inc., announced today that the Association of American Feed Control Officials (AAFCO) has
adopted an official definition of “fructooligosaccharide” and that FortiFeed® scFOS® meets the AAFCO definition. The new definition will be included as part of the 2006 Official AAFCO Publication and ensures that only products that meet the definition can be labeled as fructooligosaccharides on AAFCO-compliant product labels.
“We have conducted more than 200 scientific studies and field trials with scFOS to demonstrate its safety and
efficacy,” said Bart Dunsford, Ph.D., senior account manager – animal nutrition for GTC Nutrition. “The official
feed definition of fructooligosaccharide further strengthens the value and benefits of this ingredient to the animal
feed producers in the U.S.”
FortiFeed® scFOS® is a natural, indigestible carbohydrate ingredient composed of short-chain fructose units bound
by a beta-linked terminal glucose unit. The ingredient has numerous value-added applications in both pet foods and
commercial animal feed. It has been widely used in Europe and Asia in feeds for pets and commercial animals such
as swine, poultry, horses, calves, and rabbits.
“I’m pleased that AAFCO has adopted an official definition of fructooligosaccharides,” said George Fahey, Ph.D.,
professor of animal science at the University of Illinois at Champaign-Urbana. “This new definition gives the
industry another tool to improve animal health and performance through the use of FortiFeed scFOS, a product that
clearly meets this new AAFCO definition.”
The term AAFCO stands for the Association of American Feed Control Officials. A basic goal of AAFCO is to
provide a mechanism for developing and implementing uniform and equitable laws, regulations, standards and
enforcement policies for regulating the manufacture, distribution and sale of animal feeds; resulting in safe,
effective, and useful feeds. The Association thereby promotes new ideas and innovative procedures and urges their
adoption by member agencies, for uniformity. Visit aafco.org for more information.
About GTC Nutrition
GTC Nutrition, a business unit of Corn Products International, Inc., is a recognized leader in providing innovative,
science-based ingredients to the food processing, dietary supplement and animal feed industries. GTC Nutrition
promotes health throughout North, Central and South America, Australia and New Zealand with innovative
functional food ingredients and unsurpassed customer support. For more information, visit gtcnutrition.com.
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