According to the International Organization for Standardization technical specification, ISO 19657:2017, Taiyo’s Sunfiber dietary fibber is a 100% natural ingredient. This is good news for food manufacturers. Not only can they simplify the certification process for their own products, they can also use the “natural dietary fibber” claim on their product labels.
At the same time, consumers who are increasingly concerned about the origin of their food and value naturalness, also benefit from the guaranteed quality of the ingredient. To recognize whether or not a product contains a natural and/or a synthetically produced dietary fibber is not easy. There are a lot of chemically modified, polymerised, denatured or synthetic fibbers on the market that, at first glance, look familiar and appear to be natural, as denatured starch or polydextrose.
“In today’s climate of adulteration and contamination, it has never been more important to take every necessary step to ensure ingredient quality,” says Dr Stefan Siebrecht, managing director of Taiyo Germany. “Pure and safe raw materials are the measure of all things for us and a prerequisite for high-quality products. We would, for example, welcome an officially authorized organization that certifies natural products.