Information for Consumers
The Monash University Low FODMAP Certification Program is a non-profit organisation. It was established with the key aim of providing consumers with medically diagnosed irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) ease of access to healthy and reliable low FODMAP food choices. Products certified by Monash University will be of high quality and nutritious. Only those which meet the program’s strict nutrient criteria for fat, saturated fat, sugar, salt, fibre and FODMAPs will be eligible for certification.
All certified products will also be subjected to random testing to ensure the strict standards are always complied with. Any products identified to not meet these criteria will be removed from the program.
A list of the low FODMAP foods included in the Monash University Low FODMAP Certification Program is available here.
This program also encourages food manufacturers to develop or reformulate their products that meet the low FODMAP criteria, which in turn means more variety in options for your shopping experience.
Funds generated through the certification program cover administrative costs associated with running this program. All remaining funds support the department's major research program focused on the dietary management of IBS, as well as educating consumers and health professionals about the low FODMAP approach.