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Publication of the list of permitted article 13 health claims in the EU Official Journal [Edit]

flagCommission Regulation (EU) No 432/2012 establishing a list of permitted health claims made on foods was published on 25 May 2012 in the EU Official Journal.  It enters into force on 14 June 2012 and its transition period ends on 14 December 2012, date by which all health claims that are not on the list need to be removed from the EU market.

The fatty acid related health claims authorized under Art 13.1 are:

  • Alpha-linolenic acid (ALA) and maintenance of normal cholesterol level
  • EPA/DHA contributes to the normal function of the heart
  • Linoleic-acid (LA) and maintenance of normal cholesterol level
  • Reducing saturated fatty acid (SAFA) and maintenance of normal cholesterol level
  • Monounsaturated fatty acid (MUFA)/polyunsaturated fatty acid (PUFA) and maintenance of normal cholesterol level
  • Oleic acid and maintenance of normal cholesterol level
  • Plant sterols/stanols and maintenance of normal blood cholesterol

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