Scientific Opinion on the substantiation of health claims related to acacia gum (gum Arabic) and decreasing potentially pathogenic gastro-intestinal microorganisms (ID 758), changes in short chain fatty acid (SCFA) production and pH in the gastro-intestinal tract (ID 759), changes in bowel function (ID 759), reduction of gastro-intestinal discomfort (ID 759), maintenance of faecal nitrogen content and/or normal blood urea concentrations (ID 840, 1975), and maintenance of normal blood LDL cholesterol concentrations (ID 841) pursuant to Article 13(1) of Regulation (EC) No 1924/2006

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Panel on Dietetic Products, Nutrition and Allergies
Acknowledgements

The Panel wishes to thank for the preparatory work on this scientific opinion: The members of the Working Group on Claims: Carlo Agostoni, Jean-Louis Bresson, Susan Fairweather-Tait, Albert Flynn, Ines Golly, Marina Heinonen, Hannu Korhonen, Martinus Løvik, Ambroise Martin, Hildegard Przyrembel, Seppo Salminen, Yolanda Sanz, Sean (J.J.) Strain, Inge Tetens, Hendrik van Loveren and Hans Verhagen. The members of the Claims Sub-Working Group on Gut/Immune: Jean-Louis Bresson, Maria Carmen Collado, Miguel Gueimonde, Daisy Jonkers, Martinus Løvik, Bevan Moseley, Maria Saarela, Seppo Salminen, Stephan Strobel, Yolanda Sanz, Daniel Tomé and Hendrik van Loveren.

EFSA Journal
EFSA Journal 2011;9(4):2022 [19 pp.].
doi
10.2903/j.efsa.2011.2022
Panel members at the time of adoption
Carlo Agostoni, Jean-Louis Bresson, Susan Fairweather-Tait, Albert Flynn, Ines Golly, Hannu Korhonen, Pagona Lagiou, Martinus Løvik, Rosangela Marchelli, Ambroise Martin, Bevan Moseley, Monika Neuhäuser-Berthold, Hildegard Przyrembel, Seppo Salminen, Yolanda Sanz, Sean (J.J.) Strain, Stephan Strobel, Inge Tetens, Daniel Tomé, Hendrik van Loveren and Hans Verhagen
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Type
Opinion of the Scientific Committee/Scientific Panel
On request from
European Commission
Question Number
EFSA-Q-2008-1545
EFSA-Q-2008-1546
EFSA-Q-2008-1627
EFSA-Q-2008-1628
EFSA-Q-2008-2708
Adopted
12 November 2010
Published
8 April 2011
Affiliation
European Food Safety Authority (EFSA), Parma, Italy
Note
Abstract

No abstract available

Keywords
Acacia gum (gum Arabic), potentially pathogenic microorganisms, bowel function, gastro-intestinal discomfort, SCFA production, pH, blood urea, faecal nitrogen, LDL-cholesterol, health claims
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Number of Pages
19