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July 27, 2018

EU Regulation n. 2018/1032 - New food product: extended authorization for the use of oil derived from the micro-algae Schizochytrium sp. also in fruit and vegetable puree

The European Commission has introduced the authorization for the use of the new food product oil derived from the micro-algae Schizochytrium sp., As well as in certain foods, also in fruits and vegetables according to the concentrations provided therein.

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The European Commission, with the EU Regulation of 20 July 2018 n. 1032, approved the authorization of the authorization, concerning the placing on the market, as a new food product, oil derived from the micro-algae Schizochytrium sp., Which can also be used in fruit and vegetables in a maximum concentration not exceeding 100 mg / 100 g.

The Regulation in question will apply from 12 August 2018.

Products in which the oil derived from the micro-algae Schizochytrium sp. can be used

In addition to the fruit and vegetable purée provided by the regulation in question, the oil derived from the micro-algae Schizochytrium sp. is authorized to also be used:

  • in dairy products, excluding milk-based beverages, in a maximum concentration not exceeding 200 mg / 100 g in dairy products not exceeding 600 mg / 100 g;
  • in the substitutes of dairy products, excluding beverages, in a maximum concentration not exceeding 200 mg / 100 g in substitutes of dairy products not exceeding 600 mg / 100 g;
  • in spreadable fats and seasonings, in a maximum concentration not exceeding 600 mg / 100 g;
  • in breakfast cereals, in a maximum concentration not exceeding 500 mg / 100 g;
  • in food supplements, in a maximum concentration not exceeding 250 mg of DHA / day for the general population and 450 mg of DHA / day for women during pregnancy and lactation;
  • in substitutes for the whole food ration for weight control, in a maximum concentration not exceeding 250 mg per meal;
  • in beverages a milk base and similar products intended for children in infancy, in a maximum concentration not exceeding 200 mg / 100 g;
  • in foods intended for people who make an intense effort, compared to athletes, in a maximum concentration not exceeding 200 mg / 100 g;
  • in foods bearing claims on the absence of gluten or on its presence to a limited extent, in a maximum concentration not exceeding 200 mg / 100 g;
  • in foods for special medical purposes, in a maximum concentration not exceeding the nutritional requirements of the persons for whom the products are intended;
  • in bakery products, in a maximum concentration not exceeding 200 mg / 100 g;
  • in cereal bars, in a maximum concentration not exceeding 500 mg / 100 g;
  • in cooking fats, in a maximum concentration not exceeding 360 mg / 100 g;
  • in non-alcoholic beverages (including dairy products and milk-based drinks), in a maximum concentration not exceeding 80 mg / 100 ml;
  • in formulas for infants and formulas for continuation, in maximum concentration required by the relevant legislation;
  • in processed foods based on cereals and in foods intended for infants and young children, in a maximum concentration not exceeding 200 mg / 100 g.

Indication to be reported on the label of food supplements

The name to be reported on the label of the products in question is: "oil derived from the microalgae Schizochytrium sp.".