Health Canada Approves Fibregum as Dietary Fiber

September 19, 2011

Fibregum, a natural soluble dietary fiber derived from Acacia gum, has been declared as a dietary fiber by Health Canada.

Fibregum, a natural soluble dietary fiber derived from Acacia gum, has been declared as a dietary fiber by Health Canada. The ingredient is produced by Colloides Naturels International (CNI).

CNI notes that Health Canada classifed Fibregum as a “traditional dietary fiber,” and not as a “novel fiber.” Moreover, the company adds, the agency’s approval excludes any type of “modified Acacia gum” or Acacia gum derived from other species. Those “would not be considered as an acceptable dietary fiber source for use in Canada.”

Specifically, Health Canada stated “no objection” to the use of Fibregum in confectionery products (at 20 to 50% usage level), grain-based bars (4 to 20% usage level), or for extruded products, bakery products, beverages, dairy products, and meal substitutes (1 to 6% usage level).

Fibregum is touted as a naturally sourced and processed ingredient, specifically selected from sustainable sources to guarantee a minimum of 90% soluble fiber.