BENEO, one of the leading manufacturers of functional ingredients, is pleased to announce that its highly successful functional carbohydrate, Palatinose™ (isomaltulose), has been approved for use in all food and drink categories in Argentina.
The only carbohydrate to provide balanced energy, Palatinose™ is naturally-sourced and delivers full carbohydrate energy (4kcal/g) in a more balanced way by a slower and more sustained uptake, resulting in higher fat oxidation and a low glycaemic effect. In addition, Palatinose™ is the first non-cariogenic sugar, making it kind to teeth. It already carries a range of FDA and EU health claims: ‘Palatinose™ is low glycaemic yet fully digestible and thus provides glucose in a balanced and sustained way’, PalatinoseTM is toothfriendly “…contributes to the maintenance of tooth mineralisation” (EU health claim) and it “does not promote tooth decay” (FDA health claim).
BENEO’s application to the Argentinian National Commission of Foods (CONAL) was approved and subsequently published on February 7th 2018 in the Boletín Oficial de la República Argentina N°33.808. This publication leads to the inclusion of isomaltulose in the Argentinian Codex Alimentarius, Section XXII Miscellaneous, article 1417. The quality parameters laid down in Article 1417 cover those of PalatinoseTM (isomaltulose) manufactured by Beneo and reflect those of the isomaltulose monograph in the Food Chemicals Codex (FCC), as well as other international legislation for isomaltulose. PalatinoseTM will be labelled on-pack in Argentina as “isomaltulosa”.
Anke Sentko, Vice president Regulatory Affairs & Nutrition Communication at BENEO comments: “We are very pleased that CONAL has approved the use of Palatinose™ in Argentina. As a partial, or full substitute for other carbohydrates in food and drink products, PalatinoseTM is better than the traditional, refined starches and sugars which lead to high blood sugar responses, thus an improved physiological profile can be achieved with Palatinose™. It can deliver many benefits to consumers, including a lower blood glucose response, which is useful in counteracting the development of diet-related problems like obesity and diabetes by healthier eating. We look forward to helping Argentinian food and drink manufacturers make the most of consumer trends for weight management, supporting a low glycaemic diet and an active lifestyle where sustained energy delivery is helpful and dental health using PalatinoseTM.”