Plant-derived, Natural, Safe and Effective
Fructooligosaccharides(FOS),was offically classified as a soluble dietary fiber by US FDA, exists naturally in more than 36,000 kinds of plants. FOS is recognized as an ideal prebiotic because of its significant health benefits, excellent processability and good taste. As a result, it has been used extensively in food industries.
2000, FDA GRAS Notice NO.GRN000044 accepted FOS as GRAS.
In 1997, FOS was defined as a health (functional) food by AQSIA GB 16740-1997
In 2009, FOS was defined as a food ingredient by AQSIQ GB/T 23528-2009
In 2012, FOS (purity ≥95%, powder) derived from sucrose was noticed as nutritional fortifier by the Ministry of Health P.R.C  No. 6 document;
In 2013, FOS has been defined as both food ingredient and nutritional fortifier by the Ministry of Health P.R.C  No. 188 document. Europe FOS has been approved as a food ingredient Japan In 1995, FOS has been approved as a “specific health food” in the Health Ministry document No.873.
FOS has been approved as a food ingredient
In 1995, FOS has been approved as a “specific health food” in the Health Ministry document No.873.
In 2013, FOS has been approved for use in infant formulas and follow-on formulas.
In February 15, 2015, QHT released 1-Kestose (GF2), 6G-Kestose (6G-GF2), 6-Kestose (6-GF2), Nystose (GF3), 1F- Fructofuranosylnystose (GF4) and 1F-Fructofuranosyl-1F-Fructofuranosylnystose (GF5) 6 FOS monomer composition samples and acquired the People's Republic of China national Certified Reference Materials certificate. This was the first time for an entity to release 6 FOS standard samples around the world and these samples would fill the gap in the international market.
In 2017, QHT has developed the Chinese national standard of Inulobiose , Inulotriose, Inulotetraose, 1&6G- kestotetraose and three components of galactooligosaccharide: 2-O-β-D-Galactopyranosyl-D-Glucopyranose，3-O-β- D-Galactopyranosyl-D-Glucopyranose，6-O-β-D-Galactopyranosyl-D-Glucopyranose, and the standard samples were approved by the China's General Administration of Quality Supervision and Standardization Administration of China.