Review of the Scientific Evidence on the Physiological Effects of Certain Non-Digestible Carbohydrates
The Food and Drug Administration (FDA or we) is providing a summary of the scientific evidence that we identified for isolated or synthetic non-digestible carbohydrates that meet the definition of dietary fiber. We intend to propose this list of isolated or synthetic non-digestible carbohydrates be added to the dietary fiber definition, based on a review of the scientific evidence related to at least one physiological endpoint that is beneficial to human health.
In a related guidance, entitled "The Declaration of Certain Isolated or Synthetic Non-Digestible Carbohydrates as Dietary Fiber on Nutrition and Supplement Facts Labels: Guidance for Industry," we announced our decision to consider the exercise of our enforcement discretion relative to the declaration of eight more isolated or synthetic non-digestible carbohydrates as dietary fibers when included in the amount of dietary fiber declared in Nutrition and Supplements Facts labels.
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For Additional Information:
- Guidance for Industry: The Declaration of Certain Isolated or Synthetic Non-Digestible Carbohydrates as Dietary Fiber on Nutrition and Supplement Facts Labels
- Questions & Answers
- More Labeling & Nutrition Guidance Documents & Regulatory Information