One step further for Tagatose

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29 November 1999
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"A step along the road." This is how MD Foods Ingredients welcomes the decision of the US Food and Drug administration (FDA) to allow the calorie content of tagatose to be described as "1.5 kcal/g" in line with other low calorie sweeteners in the US market.

The decision by the FDA means that products containing tagatose, a sweetener extracted from milk, can be declared as "light" in line with American legislation.
MD Foods Ingredients, which acquired the patent for tagatose from the American firm, Biospherics, is currently awaiting a so-called GRAS (Generally Regarded As Safe) approval from the American authorities.

Arla Foods is an international dairy company owned by 9,400 farmers from Denmark, Sweden, the UK, Germany, Belgium, Luxembourg and the Netherlands. Arla Foods is one of the leading players in the international dairy arena with well-known brands like Arla®, Lurpak®, Puck® and Castello®. Arla Foods is focused on providing good dairy nourishment from sustainable farming and operations and is also the world's largest manufacturer of organic dairy products.

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Pernille Bonne Nejsig
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