EUROPEAN ASSOCIATION OF CHICORY INULIN PRODUCERS (CEFI) LAUNCHES NEW WEBSITE
The members of the European Association of Chicory Inulin Producers (Comité Européen des Fabricants d’Inuline (CEFI)) are pleased to announce the launch of a new website, www.chicoryinulin.eu.
CEFI is representing the world leading manufacturers of chicory inulin: COSUCRA, BENEO and SENSUS. Together they cooperate as a non-profit organisation on regulatory topics in the area of health, nutrition and sustainability both in the EU and in other regions. CEFI members stand for a sustainable cultivation of chicory as a source of soluble fibres.
Eric Bosly, board member of CEFI and CEO at COSUCRA: “Scientific community, health professionals and food industry have already recognized chicory root fibres, inulin and oligofructose as superior ‘prebiotic’ fibres based on the large amount of scientific evidences. Having a non-profit organisation like ISAPP (International Scientific Association for Pro- and Prebiotics) was already a right step to make all stakeholders aware of the difference among prebiotic fibres and non-fibre prebiotics. This new website will allow us to go one step further in sharing the latest science on health benefits of prebiotic chicory fibres as a non-profit organisation with all professionals in food, health and nutrition, as well as regulatory authorities.”
Many countries have already recognized health related claims for chicory root fibres to be applied on food and beverage as well as on dietary supplement. The EU approved for instance through an Art 13.5 health claim for improving bowel regularity with chicory root fibres. This allows consumers to choose for the right dietary fibres in their quest to improve their digestive health and overall well-being.
This new website communicates on scientific evidence to substantiate health benefits of the prebiotic chicory fibres including on digestive health, blood glucose management, bone health, weight management, immunity and more.
FIBRULINE™ chicory root fibre, inulin and FIBRULOSE™ chicory root fibre, oligofructose are COSUCRA’s nature’s answer for our daily healthy, tasty, nutritious and sustainable food & beverage. Beyond their health benefits, they also offer interesting functional benefits. The incorporation of soluble chicory fibres in substitution or not of nutrients often in excess, may contribute to healthier choices and still keep an excellent sensory profile. Front-of-pack labelling such as Nutri-Score creates more visibility in healthy choices.
More information can be found on the new website www.chicoryinulin.eu