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March 17, 2017

Food ingredient: allowed the use of lactitol in food supplements (EU Decision no. 2017/450)

The European Commission, with EU Regulation of 13 March 2017 n. 450, authorized the use lactitol in food supplements, according with the law governing the new products and novel food ingredients.

Provisions of the EU Decision n. 2017/450
The EU Decision  authorizes the use of lactitol in food supplements:

  • in capsules or tablets;
  • intended for adults;
  • in a maximum daily dose of 20 g.


The new ingredient, to enter the market in the European Union must comply with technical specifications laid down in the Annex of the new Decision.

Indication to be reported on the label of food supplements
The name allowed to bear in the label of food supplements that contain lactitol it is: "lactitol".