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The objective of this project was to obtain information on the use of raffinose in Japan and to ascertain if there was any indication of a likely rapid increase in the quantity of raffinose consumed in Japan. A further objective of the project was to attempt to identify customers, or applications, for the small quantity of raffinose that is being sold into Europe and to estimate the time and cost of novel food approval in Europe.


CPL contacted six Japanese consumers and 57 retailers and manufacturers in Japan. We also contacted eight European-based Japanese supermarkets and food manufacturers and used in-house databases and publicly information sources to identify food and cosmetic applications for raffinose.

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The contents of the study include:



Principal Findings

  • Raffinose Use in Japan
  • Raffinose Use in Europe
  • Novel Food Regulations


Raffinose Use in Japan

  • Overview of Functional Foods in Japan
  • Raffinose Use in Japan
  • Contact Reports
    • Company X
      • Manufacture
      • Applications
      • Products
      • Recent Patents
    • 55 Other Manufacturers and Retailers

Raffinose Use in Europe

  • Overview / Approach
  • 7 Contact Reports

The Cost of Novel Food / Ingredient Approval

  • Overview
  • Registration of Novel Ingredients / Foods
  • 3 Contact Reports

6 Tables

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