GOS has been extensively tested in both infant and adult research as well as in safety studies all over the world. Vivinal® GOS received GRAS (Generally Recognised as Safe) approval for use in food and infant formula in the USA in 2008 with an addendum in 2014.
Furthermore, in its Scientific Opinion on the essential composition of IF and FOF (2014), the European Food Safety Authority (EFSA) considers that a mixture of 90% GOS and 10% lcFOS is safe under the current conditions of use (i.e. ≤ 0.8g/100ml) in IF and FOF, as also concluded in a previous scientific opinion (SCF 2003).
GOS is now explicitly allowed in infant and follow-on formulas in EU (EU Directive 2006/141). Galacto-oligosaccharides are also accepted in food and infant formula of other countries, such as Argentina, Australia, Brazil, Canada, China, Malaysia, Mexico, Russia and Singapore.
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Vivinal GOS Omni has received a positive opinion from the Food Safety Authority (United Kindom). According to the FSA, Vivinal GOS Omni can be considered to be substantially equivalent to Vivinal GOS.
Currently the GRAS (USA) dossier for Vivinal GOS Omni is being prepared.