ICC Webinar: Cereal beta-glucan: the good, the bad and the viscous - Health Claims, Regulatory Landscape & Analytical Methodology

Cereal beta-Glucan is one of the main polysaccharide constituents of cereals, especially barley and oats. While these cereals have been staple food for animal nutrition, they are increasingly becoming popular and widespread as food. The consumption of these beta-glucan rich cereals is linked to their recognised health benefits on our cardiovascular system. Health benefits and the associated labelling claims, allowed to food manufacturers are linked to the accurate measurement of beta-glucan content. The analytical methodology required to accurately measure beta–glucan in its entirety, allowing for compliant health claims will be discussed together with other available methods.

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