Galam, a global manufacturer of ingredients for the food and animal nutrition industries, has recently been approved in Brazil by the Ministry of Agriculture, Livestock and Food Supply (MAPA) to import and market its short-chain FOS (branded as GOFOS) to the pet food and animal feed industries.
Galam has started the production of GOFOS during 2020 at new production plant, with a capacity of thousands of tons.
The plant located in Israel specializes in powder FOS production and exports worldwide (including to Brazil) while the plants in Spain and Germany specializes in liquid FOS production to support the European market.
According to Itay Vilder, VP sales at Galam “In order to support the market demand, Galam has recently decided to invest US$30 million into a new Israel-based production plant, for its prebiotic GOFOS™, that will be built next to the existing plant and will double its production capacity, summarizing in additional thousands of tons per year”
The Benefits of sc-FOS prebiotic fiber
sc-FOS is one of the most researched prebiotics fiber, with supported scientific evidence demonstrating that daily consumption brings about a range of health benefits by providing balanced gut microbiota resulting in wellbeing in both humans and animals.
Dr. Fernando Schved, VP R&D, Support & CSO at Galam says, “Short chain fructo-oligosaccharides (sc-FOS) are one group of strong prebiotics highly known and documented for their beneficial roles in colon wellbeing.
The shorter oligosaccharides consisting of sc-FOS have been documented to be effectively fermented, thus providing a proven prebiotic effect at lower doses. In pets, sc-FOS supports gut health, improves digestion, reduces odors and diarrhea and enhances the immune system. It is also used as a feed ingredient, in premixes and feeds of many farm animals such as chickens, swine, calves and aquaculture”.
Expansion in Brazil
According to Yael Aizenberg, Iinternational sales & marketing manager, Galam has already supplied for many years ingredients to the human nutrition industry in Brazil, and now it will be able to extend its operation also to the animal nutrition industry. Aizenberg adds: “FOS is well known by the pet food industry worldwide as a beneficial prebiotic ingredient, and I believe that very soon also the pet food industry in Brazil will adopt it as a standard ingredient in the premium and super-premium brands.”