Isomalto-oligosaccharide (extension of use)

May 2014: Application from Bioneutra Inc., Canada to extend the use of Isomalto-oligosaccharide for use in a limited number of additional foods under the Novel Food Regulation (EC) 258/97 - under evaluation

Bioneutra’s isomalto-oligosaccharide was authorised in July 2013 to be added to a range of foods. Bioneutra has now submitted an application to extend the uses of its isomalto-oligosaccharide into additional foods (desserts, crackers, nutritional food bars, edible ices, flavoured drinks, sweet sauces, toppings and syrups, ready-to-eat savouries and snacks and foods intended for particular nutritional uses). The applicant also makes a suggestion for amending the labelling of foods containing this ingredient.

Isomalto-oligosaccharide is a novel carbohydrate. Isomalto-oligosaccharide preparations generally consist of glucose oligomers with degrees of polymerisation of 3 to 10, depending on the method of production, along with variable amounts of monomeric and dimeric material.

Any comments on this application should be sent to ACNFP Secretariat by 5 June 2014 and will be passed to the Committee when it begins its assessment of this novel food ingredient.

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