FSANZ calls for comment on new fibre testing method


Tuesday, 25 May, 2021

FSANZ calls for comment on new fibre testing method

Food Standards Australia New Zealand (FSANZ) has called for comment on an application to permit a new method of analysis for total dietary fibre in food and food ingredients.

The Australia New Zealand Food Standards Code currently allows three methods for analysing total dietary fibre.

FSANZ CEO Mark Booth said if approved, the new method — AOAC 2017.16 — would be permitted as an additional method of analysis for total dietary fibre.

“Our assessment indicates the new method is more comprehensive than older methods in the Code for measuring total dietary fibre. This method has been found to be a suitable regulatory method for manufacturers seeking to analyse foods, in particular those that contain multiple fibre types,” Booth said.

“Use of the new method by manufacturers would be voluntary.”

To have your say, visit the FSANZ comment page. Submissions close at 6 pm (AEST) on 22 June.

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