Deerland probiotic DE111 attains health claims in Australia

Companies seeking to make a general level health claim for a food ingredient in Australia and New Zealand must perform a review of evidence of a causal food-health relationship

Deerland Probiotics & Enzymes has announced its probiotic Bacillus subtilis DE111 has attained a list of published health claims for its inclusion as a food ingredient under the Food Standards Australia New Zealand (FSANZ) code.

Companies seeking to make a general level health claim for a food ingredient in Australia and New Zealand must perform a review of evidence of a causal food-health relationship. Deerland was able to conduct this assessment of the probiotic DE111 based on peer-reviewed clinical publications on the strain. As a result, the probiotic enables food-health supported claims associated with its use in Australia and New Zealand food products.

The claims include “promotes growth of healthy gastrointestinal flora”, “supports growth of beneficial gut bacteria”, “supports and improves digestive health in children and adults”, and “reduces total blood cholesterol or blood LDL cholesterol”.

“DE111 provides unique, specific claims and connects consumers’ growing interest in self-care with products that can deliver on their needs,” said Simon Lord, Deerland’s Director of Sales for Australia and New Zealand.

Steen Andersen, president of Deerland International, said: “This opens up many opportunities for brands to meet the growing demand for probiotic products in Australia and New Zealand by enhancing their food and beverages with functionality, communicated through science-backed claims.”

In addition to the published notification of claims, DE111 has received a letter of no-objection on its GRAS status from USFDA, non-Novel Food status in both Canada and Australia, as well as approval as a natural health ingredient by Health Canada. Further, DE111 is Star-K Kosher certified and Non-GMO Project verified.

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