Important approval for Gaio® tagatose

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01 July 2004
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The Gaio® tagatose sweetener has been approved by JECFA (The Joint FAO/WHO Expert Committee on Food Additives).

Until now, Gaio® tagatose has been approved for doses not exceeding of 7.5g per person per day, limiting its practical use as a sweetener in food products and drinks. The lifting of the restriction, therefore, opens up a range of new opportunities for Gaio® tagatose.

The recommendation by JECFA is particularly important in that many countries across the world, including Europe, follow JECFA’s approvals.

“JECFA’s decision means that we’re likely to obtain faster approval for Gaio® tagatose in other countries,” says Mads Vigh from Arla Foods Ingredients. “The approval has significant commercial value for us.” Mads Vigh was recently appointed the new Director of SweetGredients, the manufacturer of Gaio® tagatose.

Arla Foods is an international dairy company owned by 9,700 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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