Call for comment on D-allulose as novel food

​​Food Standards Australia New Zealand (FSANZ) is calling for comment on an application to permit D-allulose as a novel food.

FSANZ CEO Dr Sandra Cuthbert said if permitted, D-allulose can be added to foods as a low energy substitute for sugar.

“D-allulose does not contribute significant metabolisable energy after consumption compared to traditional sugars,” Dr Cuthbert said.

“FSANZ’s safety assessment found no public health and safety concerns for Australian and New Zealand consumers.”

The D-allulose is manufactured by an enzymatic conversion of fructose, via a D-psicose 3-epimerase enzyme from immobilised Microbacterium foliorum.

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