Safety of xylo-oligosaccharides (XOS) as a novel food pursuant to Regulation (EU) 2015/2283

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dc.contributor.author EFSA Panel Dietetic Products Nutr
dc.date.accessioned 2019-02-08T08:16:01Z
dc.date.available 2019-02-08T08:16:01Z
dc.date.issued 2018-07
dc.identifier.citation EFSA Panel Dietetic Products Nutr 2018 , ' Safety of xylo-oligosaccharides (XOS) as a novel food pursuant to Regulation (EU) 2015/2283 ' , EFSA Journal , vol. 16 , no. 7 , 5361 . https://doi.org/10.2903/j.efsa.2018.5361
dc.identifier.other PURE: 121749056
dc.identifier.other PURE UUID: 815b82f7-341b-47b3-a3cb-dcdf71f74a5b
dc.identifier.other WOS: 000441351400042
dc.identifier.other ORCID: /0000-0002-9930-4009/work/53825691
dc.identifier.other Scopus: 85062228949
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10138/298806
dc.description.abstract Following a request from the European Commission, the EFSA Panel on Dietetic Products, Nutrition and Allergies (NDA) was asked to deliver a scientific opinion on a mixture of xylo-oligosaccharides (XOS) as a novel food (NF) pursuant to Regulation (EU) 2015/2283. The NF is obtained from corncobs (Zea mays subsp. mays) via enzyme-catalysed hydrolysis and subsequent purification. The main components of the NF, the oligosaccharides, are resistant to human digestive enzymes and are fermented by colonic bacteria. The intention is to add the NF to a variety of foods such as bakery and dairy products, fruit jelly, chocolates and soy-drinks. The information provided on composition, specifications, production process and stability of the NF, does not raise safety concerns. There were effects observed in the animal studies with the NF or with other XOS which were considered by the Panel to be expected from the intake of non-digestible carbohydrates. The Panel notes that the acute and transient gastrointestinal observed in human intervention studies with the NF or with other XOS have also been associated with the consumption of other non-digestible carbohydrates. The Panel concludes that the NF, a mixture of XOS, is safe under the proposed uses and use levels. The target population is the general population. (C) 2018 European Food Safety Authority. EFSA Journal published by John Wiley and Sons Ltd on behalf of European Food Safety Authority. en
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dc.language.iso eng
dc.relation.ispartof EFSA Journal
dc.rights cc_by_nd
dc.rights.uri info:eu-repo/semantics/openAccess
dc.subject xylo-oligosaccharides
dc.subject XOS
dc.subject novel food
dc.subject safety
dc.subject TRICHODERMA-REESEI
dc.subject RATS
dc.subject XYLOOLIGOSACCHARIDES
dc.subject TOXICITY
dc.subject 416 Food Science
dc.title Safety of xylo-oligosaccharides (XOS) as a novel food pursuant to Regulation (EU) 2015/2283 en
dc.type Article
dc.contributor.organization Department of Food and Nutrition
dc.contributor.organization Food Quality & Safety
dc.contributor.organization Food Sciences
dc.description.reviewstatus Peer reviewed
dc.relation.doi https://doi.org/10.2903/j.efsa.2018.5361
dc.relation.issn 1831-4732
dc.rights.accesslevel openAccess
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