Swedish Oat Fiber has been at the forefront of legislative questions regarding health claims related to oat beta glucans. Many of the approved claims have been based on dossiers provided by Swedish Oat Fiber through its subsidiary CreaNutrition AG (nowadays part of Swedish Oat Fiber’s regular business) . This has led to numerous approvals and notifications all over the world, both of the products and the people behind the products. You may see some of them in the list below.

Labelling and consumer SAFETY

The current regulation on nutrition and health claim ruled by the European Commission is aiming to ensure a high level of protection for consumers and to facilitate their choice of healthier products. The product put on the market must be safe and adequately labelled.

In order to bear the claim the product must fulfill the conditions of use stated in the specific regulation (see below).

Furthermore, the use of nutrition and health claims shall only be permitted if the average consumer can be expected to understand the beneficial effects as expressed in the claim (Article 5).

It is also important to have in mind the following (Article 6):
"The competent authorities of the Member States may request a food business operator or a person placing a product on the market to produce all relevant elements and data establishing compliance with this Regulation."

By using SWEOAT beta-glucan products you will be on the safe side as a food manufacturer, always to have the best support and documentations behind a health claim on your product. It is specifically the SWEOAT beta-glucan ingredients that have been used in clinical studies in food matrices which have been examined by EFSA as a base for its recommendations.

Link to 
REGULATION (EC) No 1924/2006 OF THE EUROPEAN PARLIAMENT AND OF THE COUNCIL - of 20 December 2006 - on nutrition and health claims made on foods

Printable pdf. Overview of approvals and regulations.

Selected Approvals and Notifications: