Phosphated distarch phosphate: MGP Ingredients. EC No. 115

November 2009: Application from MGP Ingredients to approve two phosphated distarch products (Fibersym® RW and FiberRite® RW) as novel food ingredients. Under evaluation.

Phosphated distarch phosphate is a modified resistant starch. It is currently used as a food additive (E1413) as a freeze-thaw-stable thickener (stabilises the consistency of the foodstuff when frozen and thawed) within the European Union in products such as soups, sauces, frozen gravies and pie fillings.

The applicant proposes to market its phosphated distarch phosphate as a source of dietary fibre for use as a novel food ingredient in a range of foods including white bread, processed breakfast cereals, pasta cakes, biscuits and crackers and starch based snack foods.
Approval is sought under Novel Foods Regulation (EC) No 258/97.

The ACNFP has now completed its assessment of this novel food ingredient and formulated a final initial opinion.

This UK Initial Opinion will now be considered by other Member States.