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


Acacia gum (gum Arabic), potentially pathogenic microorganisms, bowel function, gastro-intestinal discomfort, SCFA production, pH, blood urea, faecal nitrogen, LDL-cholesterol, health claims
First published in the EFSA Journal
8 April 2011
12 November 2010
Opinion of the Scientific Committee/Scientific Panel

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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
Panel on Dietetic Products, Nutrition and Allergies
EFSA Journal 2011;9(4):2022 [19 pp.].
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