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Autorizzata l’immissione sul mercato dell’isolato di proteine di siero dolce di latte vaccino nelle formule per lattanti e di proseguimento.

November 21, 2018

EU Regulation n. 2018/1632 - New food product: allowed the use of sweet whey protein isolate in certain food products

The European Commission, with the EU Regulation of 30 October 2018 n. 1632, authorized the placing on the market, as a novel food product, of the sweet whey protein isolate in the infant formulas and continuation, in the substitutes of the entire daily food ration for weight control, in foods for special medical purposes and food supplements.

The Regulation in question will apply from November 20, 2018.

Provisions envisaged by EU Regulation no. 2018/1632

The new EU Regulation provides that the cow's milk whey protein isolate can be used:

  • in formulas for infants, in a concentration not exceeding 30 mg / 100 g if in powder form and 3.9 mg / 100 ml if reconstituted;
  • in the follow formulas, in a concentration not higher than 30 mg / 100 g if in powder form and 4.2 mg / 100 if reconstituted;
  • for substitutes of the entire daily food ration for weight control, in a concentration not higher than 300 mg / day;
  • in foods for special medical purposes, in a concentration not exceeding 58 mg / day for infants in infancy, 380 mg / day for children and adolescents aged between 3 and 18 and 610 mg / day for adults;
  • in food supplements, in a concentration not exceeding 58 mg / day for infants in infancy, 250 mg / day for children and adolescents aged between 3 and 18 and at 610 mg / day for adults.

Indication to be reported on the label of food supplements

The denomination to be reported on the label of foods containing the new food is "sweet whey protein isolate", except for food supplements containing the sweet whey protein cow isolate which must bear the words "This supplement food is not suitable for children / adolescents under the age of three / eighteen. "