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FDA grants citizen petition on glucomannan as a dietary fiber


Feb 03, 2020

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration announced today that it intends to propose that “glucomannan” be added to the definition of dietary fiber. The action is being taken in response to a citizen petition from The Food Lawyers.

Dietary fiber that can be declared on the Nutrition and Supplement Facts labels includes certain naturally occurring fibers that are "intrinsic and intact" in plants and added isolated or synthetic non-digestible soluble and insoluble carbohydrates that FDA has determined have physiological effects that benefit human health.

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