Taiyo Kagaku India (TKI) has won the prestigious Functional Food Ingredient Company of the Year. The juried award was presented at the India Food Safety Summit & Awards, held in New Delhi. TKI manufactures Sunfiber, the globally recognized soluble prebiotic fiber. This award is the latest in a number of prestigious international honors earned by Japan-based Taiyo Kagaku dating back to 1997. 

“TKI and its Japanese parent company Taiyo Kagaku Co. Japan are committed to providing scientifically proven, effective and safe functional food ingredients for the improvement of health of the people around the globe,” says TKI Managing Director T.P. Rao, Ph.D. who accepted the award. 

Rao added that Sunfiber is proven effective by more than 100 clinical studies for digestive health, gut health, glycemic control and weight management, without any noticeable side effects. It is available around the world in many stand-alone products and suitable for formulation in supplements, food, baked, dairy and beverage. “TKI will continue to strive to develop safe functional ingredients from natural resources with global quality standards to serve for the betterment of the health of humanity,” Rao concluded. 

The TKI manufacturing facility has acquired FSSC 22000, ISO 9001, Kosher and Halal certifications. Additionally, Sunfiber is Non-GMO Project Verified, glyphosate residue free certification by The Detox Project, TRU-ID™ DNA Certified for authenticity, 100% gluten free and Monash University Low FODMAP Certified™. It is available as Organic or conventional.

Taiyo Kagaku, parent company of TKI and Taiyo International, is the recipient of numerous international functional ingredient awards from Food Ingredient Europe, Institute of Food Technologists, Nutracon, International College of Nutrition (India) and others.