The U.S. Food and Drug Administration has released guidance identifying eight non-digestible carbohydrates that the agency intends to add to its list of dietary fibers—including mixed plant cell wall fibers, alginate, polydextrose and resistant maltodextrin/dextrin—because the agency has “tentatively determined that they have physiological effects that are beneficial to human health.” These additions “provide industry with additional clarity to update their product labels and accurately declare dietary fiber content on the Nutrition Facts and Supplement Facts labels for consumers,” according to a constituent update.

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