Malaysia’s Ministry of Health has approved the use of Kerry’s science-backed BC30™ as a probiotic culture in food products.
This comes after Malaysia Food Regulations amended probiotic regulations to include Bacillus coagulans GBI-30, 6086 under its approved probiotic cultures list, which was released this January.
BC30TM (Bacillus coagulans GBI-30, 6086) can now be sold to food and beverage makers to be added to a wide range of probiotic-fortified food and beverage products in Malaysia.
In addition, these products can make the health claim that ‘probiotic cultures help in improving intestinal or gut function’.
Based on research findings,
- 57% of Malaysians say they would purchase a healthy lifestyle product that supports good digestive health
- 55% would buy a healthy lifestyle product based on their own research of a product’s ingredients and benefits.
- 61% perceive BC30™ to promote good digestive health
BC30TM is a natural probiotic ingredient used by product manufacturers to create functional foods and beverages and can be found in more than 1,000 leading food, beverage and companion animal products around the world.