FDA Expands Use of Polydextrose in Beverages
In 2007, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration expanded the approved use of polydextrose as a bulking agent, formulation aid, humectant and texturizer to include all categories of beverages. Danisco, maker of Litesse polydextrose, says it spearheaded the revised regulation, and that the ingredient can now be part of new formulations for products such as yogurt drinks, soft drinks, juice-based drinks, smoothies and flavored waters.
— Danisco Sweeteners, 565 Taxter Road No. 590, Elmsford, N.Y. 10523; 914/592-1400; www.danisco.com