- What is Oligo?
- Digestion Benefits
- About Bifidus
- Target Users
- IMO vs. FOS
- Safe Food Classification
Safe Food Classification
Classified as SAFE FOOD in the United States, Japan and China
The Japanese have been using oligosaccharide (known as “Oligo” in Japan) for the past 20 years. Among the 569 types of specific health food and supplements approved by the Ministry of Health and Welfare of Japan, more than 42% contain Oligo. In 1994, Isomalto-oligosaccharide was included by the Ministry of Health and Welfare of Japan as a “Specific Healthy Food”.
In 1990, the American Food and Drug Administration (FDA) classified oligosaccharide as a GRAS food item.
Generally recognized as safe (GRAS) is an American Food and Drug Administration (FDA) designation that a chemical or substance added to food is considered safe by experts, and so is exempted from the usual Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act (FFDCA) food additive tolerance requirements.
In China, through their national health statistics, they discovered the nation has a serious intestinal imbalance and malnutrition problem. Hence in January 2007, the Chinese government announced and started a national public health initiative to promote the addition of oligosaccharide into food.
Lab Test Reports
Happy Oligo® is classified by the Health Sciences Authority (Singapore) as health supplement. It is tested and free from chemical, pesticide, and toxins. Below are the lab tests that have been done:
- General Standard Laboratory Co. Ltd (Taiwan)
- ALS Food and Pharmaceutical (Singapore)
- Test for toxin (including pesticide residue)
- Link to the laboratory: http://www.alsglobal.com/
- Link to Report 1: 2013-08-31 ALS – Test for Aflatoxin
- Link to Report 2: 2013-08-31 ALS – Test for Organochlorine pesticides