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At the time of filing, this trade mark was owned by Monash University. Research conducted by the University's Department of Gastroenterology established a link between the consumption of a group of carbohydrates collectively known by the acronym FODMAPs (Fermentable Oligosaccharides, Disaccharides, Monosaccharides and Polyols) and people with gastrointestinal symptoms associated with Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS). Monash University developed specific criteria to determine the maximum amount of each kind of FODMAP that can be present in a food or beverage product to make it suitable for consumption by a person following a diet low in FODMAPs.
The rules governing the use of this registration certify that:
- food products must have a maximum ratio of grams per serve of Fermentable Oligosaccharides, Disaccharides, Monosaccharides and Polyols as outlined in Schedule 1.
- Food must not be an ineligible Food. Ineligible Foods are those with ingredients that include added FODMAPs (including fructo-oligosaccharides (FOS), inulin and polyols (other than sorbitol and mannitol), malitol, xylitol, erythritol, lactitiol, and isomalt).
- Foods must, if the Food is a Therapeutic Good and the Licence Agreement authorises the Licensee to use the Certification Marks in Australia, be listed or registered on the Australian Register of Therapeutic Goods.
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