Health Claims - EFSA

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EU Register of approved nutrition and health claims made on foods
These are divided into 4 sections

Article 13(1) - General function claims
“General function” claims under Article 13(1) of the EC Regulation on nutrition and health claims refer to the role of a nutrient or substance in growth, development and body functions; psychological and behavioural functions; slimming and weight control, satiety or reduction of available energy from the diet.

Article 13(5) - Newly developed scientific evidence claims
Claims under article 13(5) EC Regulation on nutrition and health claims are those based on newly developed scientific evidence and/or for which protection of proprietary data is requested. For these health claims authorisation is required on a case-by-case basis, following the submission of a scientific dossier to EFSA for assessment.

Article 14(1a) - Reduction of disease risk claims
Claims under Article 14(1a) of the EC Regulation on nutrition and health claims refer to the reduction of disease risk.

Article 14(1b) - Children's development or health claims
Claims under Article 14(1b) of the EC Regulation on nutrition and health claims refer to children's development or health.

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Article 13(1) - General function claims    
Nutrient substance, food or food category  Claim Conditions of use of the claim / Restrictions of use  Health relationship
Alpha-linolenic acid (ALA) ALA contributes to the maintenance of normal blood cholesterol levels The claim may be used only for food which is at least a source of ALA as referred to in the claim SOURCE OF OMEGA 3 FATTY ACIDS as listed in the Annex to Regulation (EC) No 1924/2006.

Information shall be given to the consumer that the beneficial effect is obtained with a daily intake of 2 g of ALA. 
maintenance of normal blood cholesterol concentrations
Activated charcoal Activated charcoal contributes to reducing excessive flatulence after eating The claim may be used only for food which contains 1 g of activated charcoal per quantified portion. In order to bear the claim information shall be given to the consumer that the beneficial effect is obtained with 1 g which should be taken at least 30 minutes before and 1 g shortly after the meal.  reduction of excessive intestinal gas accumulation
Barley grain fibre Barley grain fibre contributes to an increase in faecal bulk The claim may be used only for food which is high in that fibre as referred to in the claim HIGH FIBRE as listed in the Annex to Regulation (EC) No 1924/2006.  increase in faecal bulk
Beta-glucans Beta-glucans contribute to the maintenance of normal blood cholesterol levels The claim may be used only for food which contains at least 1 g of beta-glucans from oats, oat bran, barley, barley bran, or from mixtures of these sources per quantified portion. In order to bear the claim information shall be given to the consumer that the beneficial effect is obtained with a daily intake of 3 g of beta-glucans from oats, oat bran, barley, barley bran, or from mixtures of these beta-glucans.  maintenance of normal blood cholesterol concentrations
Betaine Betaine contributes to normal homocysteine metabolism The claim may be used only for food which contains at least 500 mg of betaine per quantified portion. In order to bear the claim information shall be given to the consumer that the beneficial effect is obtained with a daily intake of 1,5 g of betaine.  In order to bear the claim information shall be given to the consumer that a daily intake in excess of 4 g may significantly increase blood cholesterol levels. contribution to normal homocysteine metabolism
Biotin Biotin contributes to normal energy-yielding metabolism The claim may be used only for food which is at least a source of biotin as referred to in the claim SOURCE OF [NAME OF VITAMIN/S] AND/OR [NAME OF MINERAL/S] as listed in the Annex to Regulation (EC) No 1924/2006.  energy-yielding metabolism
Biotin Biotin contributes to normal functioning of the nervous system The claim may be used only for food which is at least a source of biotin as referred to in the claim SOURCE OF [NAME OF VITAMIN/S] AND/OR [NAME OF MINERAL/S] as listed in the Annex to Regulation (EC) No 1924/2006.  function of the nervous system
Biotin Biotin contributes to normal macronutrient metabolism The claim may be used only for food which is at least a source of biotin as referred to in the claim SOURCE OF [NAME OF VITAMIN/S] AND/OR [NAME OF MINERAL/S] as listed in the Annex to Regulation (EC) No 1924/2006.  contribution to normal macronutrient metabolism
Biotin Biotin contributes to normal psychological function The claim may be used only for food which is at least a source of biotin as referred to in the claim SOURCE OF [NAME OF VITAMIN/S] AND/OR [NAME OF MINERAL/S] as listed in the Annex to Regulation (EC) No 1924/2006.  contribution to normal psychological functions
Biotin Biotin contributes to the maintenance of normal hair The claim may be used only for food which is at least a source of biotin as referred to in the claim SOURCE OF [NAME OF VITAMIN/S] AND/OR [NAME OF MINERAL/S] as listed in the Annex to Regulation (EC) No 1924/2006.  maintenance of normal hair
Biotin Biotin contributes to the maintenance of normal mucous membranes The claim may be used only for food which is at least a source of biotin as referred to in the claim SOURCE OF [NAME OF VITAMIN/S] AND/OR [NAME OF MINERAL/S] as listed in the Annex to Regulation (EC) No 1924/2006.  maintenance of normal skin and mucous membranes
Biotin Biotin contributes to the maintenance of normal skin The claim may be used only for food which is at least a source of biotin as referred to in the claim SOURCE OF [NAME OF VITAMIN/S] AND/OR [NAME OF MINERAL/S] as listed in the Annex to Regulation (EC) No 1924/2006.  maintenance of normal skin and mucous membranes
Calcium Calcium contributes to normal blood clotting The claim may be used only for food which is at least a source of calcium as referred to in the claim SOURCE OF [NAME OF VITAMIN/S] AND/OR [NAME OF MINERAL/S] as listed in the Annex to Regulation (EC) No 1924/2006.  blood coagulation
Calcium Calcium contributes to normal energy-yielding metabolism The claim may be used only for food which is at least a source of calcium as referred to in the claim SOURCE OF [NAME OF VITAMIN/S] AND/OR [NAME OF MINERAL/S] as listed in the Annex to Regulation (EC) No 1924/2006.  energy-yielding metabolism
Calcium Calcium contributes to normal muscle function The claim may be used only for food which is at least a source of calcium as referred to in the claim SOURCE OF [NAME OF VITAMIN/S] AND/OR [NAME OF MINERAL/S] as listed in the Annex to Regulation (EC) No 1924/2006.  muscle function and neurotransmission
Calcium Calcium contributes to normal neurotransmission The claim may be used only for food which is at least a source of calcium as referred to in the claim SOURCE OF [NAME OF VITAMIN/S] AND/OR [NAME OF MINERAL/S] as listed in the Annex to Regulation (EC) No 1924/2006.  muscle function and neurotransmission
Calcium Calcium contributes to the normal function of digestive enzymes The claim may be used only for food which is at least a source of calcium as referred to in the claim SOURCE OF [NAME OF VITAMIN/S] AND/OR [NAME OF MINERAL/S] as listed in the Annex to Regulation (EC) No 1924/2006.  function of digestive enzymes
Calcium Calcium has a role in the process of cell division and specialisation The claim may be used only for food which is at least a source of calcium as referred to in the claim SOURCE OF [NAME OF VITAMIN/S] AND/OR [NAME OF MINERAL/S] as listed in the Annex to Regulation (EC) No 1924/2006.  regulation of cell division and differentiation
Calcium Calcium is needed for the maintenance of normal bones The claim may be used only for food which is at least a source of calcium as referred to in the claim SOURCE OF [NAME OF VITAMIN/S] AND/OR [NAME OF MINERAL/S] as listed in the Annex to Regulation (EC) No 1924/2006.  maintenance of normal bones and teeth
Calcium Calcium is needed for the maintenance of normal teeth The claim may be used only for food which is at least a source of calcium as referred to in the claim SOURCE OF [NAME OF VITAMIN/S] AND/OR [NAME OF MINERAL/S] as listed in the Annex to Regulation (EC) No 1924/2006.  maintenance of normal bones and teeth
Carbohydrate-electrolyte solutions Carbohydrate-electrolyte solutions contribute to the maintenance of endurance performance during prolonged endurance exercise In order to bear the claim carbohydrate-electrolyte solutions should contain 80 350 kcal/L from carbohydrates, and at least 75 % of the energy should be derived from carbohydrates which induce a high glycaemic response, such as glucose, glucose polymers and sucrose. In addition, these beverages should contain between 20 mmol/L (460 mg/L) and 50 mmol/L (1,150 mg/L) of sodium, and have an osmolality between 200 330 mOsm/kg water.  maintenance of endurance performance
Carbohydrate-electrolyte solutions Carbohydrate-electrolyte solutions enhance the absorption of water during physical exercise In order to bear the claim carbohydrate-electrolyte solutions should contain 80 350 kcal/L from carbohydrates, and at least 75 % of the energy should be derived from carbohydrates which induce a high glycaemic response, such as glucose, glucose polymers and sucrose. In addition, these beverages should contain between 20 mmol/L (460 mg/L) and 50 mmol/L (1,150 mg/L) of sodium, and have an osmolality between 200 330 mOsm/kg water.  enhancement of water absorption during exercise
Carbohydrates Carbohydrates contribute to the maintenance of normal brain function In order to bear the claim, information shall be given to the consumer that the beneficial effect is obtained with a daily intake of 130 g of carbohydrates from all sources. The claim may be used for food which contains at least 20 g carbohydrates which are metabolised by humans, excluding polyols, per quantified portion and complies with the nutrition claim LOW SUGARS or WITH NO ADDED SUGARS as listed in the Annex to Regulation (EC) No 1924/2006.  The claim shall not be used on food which is 100% sugars. Maintenance of normal brain function
Chitosan Chitosan contributes to the maintenance of normal blood cholesterol levels The claim may be used only for food which provides a daily intake of 3 g of chitosan. In order to bear the claim information shall be given to the consumer that the beneficial effect is obtained with a daily intake of 3 g of chitosan.  maintenance of normal blood LDL-cholesterol concentrations
Chloride Chloride contributes to normal digestion by production of hydrochloric acid in the stomach The claim may be used only for food which is at least a source of chloride as referred to in the claim SOURCE OF [NAME OF VITAMIN/S] AND/OR [NAME OF MINERAL/S] as listed in the Annex to Regulation (EC) No 1924/2006.  The claim cannot be used on chloride from the source sodium chloride contribution to normal digestion by production of hydrochloric acid in the stomach
Choline Choline contributes to normal homocysteine metabolism The claim may be used only for food which contains at least 82,5 mg of choline per 100 g or 100 ml or per single portion of food.  Contribution to normal homocysteine metabolism
Choline Choline contributes to normal lipid metabolism The claim may be used only for food which contains at least 82,5 mg of choline per 100 g or 100 ml or per single portion of food.  Contribution to normal lipid metabolism
Choline Choline contributes to the maintenance of normal liver function The claim may be used only for food which contains at least 82,5 mg of choline per 100 g or 100 ml or per single portion of food.  Maintenance of normal liver function
Chromium Chromium contributes to normal macronutrient metabolism The claim may be used only for food which is at least a source of trivalent chromium as referred to in the claim SOURCE OF [NAME OF VITAMIN/S] AND/OR [NAME OF MINERAL/S] as listed in the Annex to Regulation (EC) No 1924/2006.  contribution to normal macronutrient metabolism
Chromium Chromium contributes to the maintenance of normal blood glucose levels The claim may be used only for food which is at least a source of trivalent chromium as referred to in the claim SOURCE OF [NAME OF VITAMIN/S] AND/OR [NAME OF MINERAL/S] as listed in the Annex to Regulation (EC) No 1924/2006.  maintenance of normal blood glucose concentrations
Hydroxypropyl methylcellulose (HPMC) Consumption of Hydroxypropyl methylcellulose with a meal contributes to a reduction in the blood glucose rise after that meal The claim may be used only for food which contains 4 g of HPMC per quantified portion as part of the meal. In order to bear the claim information shall be given to the consumer that the beneficial effect is obtained by consuming 4 g of HPMC as part of the meal.  Warning of choking to be given for people with swallowing difficulties or when ingesting with inadequate fluid intake - advice on taking with plenty of water to ensure substance reaches stomach. reduction of post-prandial glycaemic responses
Alpha-cyclodextrin Consumption of alpha-cyclodextrin as part of a starch-containing meal contributes to the reduction of the blood glucose rise after that meal The claim may be used for food which contains at least 5 g of alpha-cyclodextrin per 50 g of starch in a quantified portion as part of the meal. In order to bear the claim information shall be given to the consumer that the beneficial effect is obtained by consuming the alpha-cyclodextrin as part of the meal.  Reduction of post-prandial glycaemic responses
Arabinoxylan produced from wheat endosperm Consumption of arabinoxylan as part of a meal contributes to a reduction of the blood glucose rise after that meal The claim may be used only for food which contains at least 8 g of arabinoxylan (AX)-rich fibre produced from wheat endosperm (at least 60 % AX by weight) per 100 g of available carbohydrates in a quantified portion as part of the meal. In order to bear the claim information shall be given to the consumer that the beneficial effect is obtained by consuming the arabinoxylan (AX)-rich fibre produced from wheat endosperm as part of the meal.  reduction of post-prandial glycaemic responses
Beta-glucans from oats and barley Consumption of beta-glucans from oats or barley as part of a meal contributes to the reduction of the blood glucose rise after that meal The claim may be used only for food which contains at least 4 g of beta-glucans from oats or barley for each 30 g of available carbohydrates in a quantified portion as part of the meal. In order to bear the claim information shall be given to the consumer that the beneficial effect is obtained by consuming the beta-glucans from oats or barley as part of the meal.  reduction of post-prandial glycaemic responses
Fructose Consumption of foods containing fructose leads to a lower blood glucose rise compared to foods containing sucrose or glucose In order to bear the claim, glucose and/or sucrose should be replaced by fructose in sugar-sweetened foods or drinks so that the reduction in content of glucose and/or sucrose, in these foods or drinks, is at least 30%.  Reduction of post-prandial glycaemic responses
Sugar replacers, i.e. intense sweeteners;

xylitol, sorbitol, mannitol, maltitol, lactitol, isomalt, erythritol, sucralose and polydextrose; D-tagatose and isomaltulose
Consumption of foods/drinks containing instead of sugar* contributes to the maintenance of tooth mineralisation



* In the case of D-tagatose and isomaltulose this should read "other sugars"
In order to bear the claim, sugars should be replaced in foods or drinks (which reduce plaque pH below 5.7) by sugar replacers, i.e. intense sweeteners, xylitol, sorbitol, mannitol, maltitol, lactitol, isomalt, erythritol, D-tagatose, isomaltulose, sucralose or polydextrose, or a combination of them, in amounts such that consumption of such foods or drinks does not lower plaque pH below 5.7 during and up to 30 minutes after consumption  maintenance of tooth mineralisation by decreasing tooth demineralisation
Sugar replacers, i.e. intense sweeteners;

xylitol, sorbitol, mannitol, maltitol, lactitol, isomalt, erythritol, sucralose and polydextrose; D-tagatose and isomaltulose
Consumption of foods/drinks containing instead of sugar* induces a lower blood glucose rise after their consumption compared to sugar-containing foods/drinks



* In the case of D-tagatose and isomaltulose this should read "other sugars"
In order to bear the claim, sugars should be replaced in foods or drinks by sugar replacers, i.e. intense sweeteners, xylitol, sorbitol, mannitol, maltitol, lactitol, isomalt, erythritol, sucralose or polydextrose, or a combination of them, so that foods or drinks contain reduced amounts of sugars by at least the amount referred to in the claim REDUCED [NAME OF NUTRIENT] as listed in the Annex to Regulation (EC) No 1924/2006.



In the case of D-tagatose and isomaltulose, they should replace equivalent amounts of other sugars in the same proportion as that referred to in the claim REDUCED [NAME OF NUTRIENT] as listed in the Annex to Regulation (EC) No 1924/2006. 
reduction of post-prandial glycaemic responses
Pectins Consumption of pectins with a meal contributes to the reduction of the blood glucose rise after that meal The claim may be used only for food which contains 10 g of pectins per quantified portion. In order to bear the claim, information shall be given to the consumer that the beneficial effect is obtained by consuming 10 g of pectins as part of the meal.  Warning of choking to be given for people with swallowing difficulties or when ingesting with inadequate fluid intake - advice on taking with plenty of water to ensure substance reaches stomach. Reduction of post-prandial glycaemic responses
Copper Copper contributes to maintenance of normal connective tissues The claim may be used only for food which is at least a source of copper as referred to in the claim SOURCE OF [NAME OF VITAMIN/S] AND/OR [NAME OF MINERAL/S] as listed in the Annex to Regulation (EC) No 1924/2006.  maintenance of connective tissues
Copper Copper contributes to normal energy-yielding metabolism The claim may be used only for food which is at least a source of copper as referred to in the claim SOURCE OF [NAME OF VITAMIN/S] AND/OR [NAME OF MINERAL/S] as listed in the Annex to Regulation (EC) No 1924/2006  Contribution to normal energy-yielding metabolism
Copper Copper contributes to normal functioning of the nervous system The claim may be used only for food which is at least a source of copper as referred to in the claim SOURCE OF [NAME OF VITAMIN/S] AND/OR [NAME OF MINERAL/S] as listed in the Annex to Regulation (EC) No 1924/2006.  Maintenance of the normal function of the nervous system
Copper Copper contributes to normal hair pigmentation The claim may be used only for food which is at least a source of copper as referred to in the claim SOURCE OF [NAME OF VITAMIN/S] AND/OR [NAME OF MINERAL/S] as listed in the Annex to Regulation (EC) No 1924/2006.  maintenance of skin and hair pigmentation
Copper Copper contributes to normal iron transport in the body The claim may be used only for food which is at least a source of copper as referred to in the claim SOURCE OF [NAME OF VITAMIN/S] AND/OR [NAME OF MINERAL/S] as listed in the Annex to Regulation (EC) No 1924/2006.  iron transport
Copper Copper contributes to normal skin pigmentation The claim may be used only for food which is at least a source of copper as referred to in the claim SOURCE OF [NAME OF VITAMIN/S] AND/OR [NAME OF MINERAL/S] as listed in the Annex to Regulation (EC) No 1924/2006.  maintenance of skin and hair pigmentation
Copper Copper contributes to the normal function of the immune system The claim may be used only for food which is at least a source of copper as referred to in the claim SOURCE OF [NAME OF VITAMIN/S] AND/OR [NAME OF MINERAL/S] as listed in the Annex to Regulation (EC) No 1924/2006.  Maintenance of the normal function of the immune system
Copper Copper contributes to the protection of cells from oxidative stress The claim may be used only for food which is at least a source of copper as referred to in the claim SOURCE OF [NAME OF VITAMIN/S] AND/OR [NAME OF MINERAL/S] as listed in the Annex to Regulation (EC) No 1924/2006.  protection of DNA, proteins and lipids from oxidative damage
Creatine Creatine increases physical performance in successive bursts of short-term, high intensity exercise The claim may be used only for food which provides a daily intake of 3 g of creatine. In order to bear the claim information shall be given to the consumer that the beneficial effect is obtained with a daily intake of 3 g of creatine.  The claim may be used only for foods targeting adults performing high intensity exercise increase in physical performance during short-term, high intensity, repeated exercise bouts
Docosahexaenoic acid and Eicosapentaenoic acid (DHA/EPA) DHA and EPA contribute to the maintenance of normal blood pressure The claim may be used only for food which provides a daily intake of 3 g of EPA and DHA. In order to bear the claim, information shall be given to the consumer that the beneficial effect is obtained with a daily intake of 3 g of EPA and DHA. When the claim is used on food supplements and/or fortified foods information shall also be given to consumers not to exceed a supplemental daily intake of 5 g of EPA and DHA combined.  The claim shall not be used for foods targeting children. Maintenance of normal blood pressure
Docosahexaenoic acid and Eicosapentaenoic acid (DHA/EPA) DHA and EPA contribute to the maintenance of normal blood triglyceride levels The claim may be used only for food which provides a daily intake of 2 g of EPA and DHA. In order to bear the claim, information shall be given to the consumer that the beneficial effect is obtained with a daily intake of 2 g of EPA and DHA. When the claim is used on food supplements and/or fortified foods information shall also be given to consumers not to exceed a supplemental daily intake of 5 g of EPA and DHA combined.  The claim shall not be used for foods targeting children. Maintenance of normal (fasting) blood concentrations of triglycerides
Docosahexaenoic acid (DHA) DHA contributes to maintenance of normal brain function The claim may be used only for food which contains at least 40 mg of DHA per 100 g and per 100 kcal. In order to bear the claim information shall be given to the consumer that the beneficial effect is obtained with a daily intake of 250 mg of DHA.  maintenance of normal brain function
Docosahexaenoic acid (DHA) DHA contributes to the maintenance of normal blood triglyceride levels The claim may be used only for food which provides a daily intake of 2 g of DHA and which contains DHA in combination with eicosapentaenoic acid (EPA). In order to bear the claim, information shall be given to the consumer that the beneficial effect is obtained with a daily intake of 2 g of DHA. When the claim is used on food supplements and/or fortified foods information shall also be given to consumers not to exceed a supplemental daily intake of 5 g of EPA and DHA combined.  The claim shall not be used for foods targeting children. Maintenance of normal (fasting) blood concentrations of triglycerides
Docosahexaenoic acid (DHA) DHA contributes to the maintenance of normal vision The claim may be used only for food which contains at least 40 mg of DHA per 100 g and per 100 kcal. In order to bear the claim information shall be given to the consumer that the beneficial effect is obtained with a daily intake of 250 mg of DHA.  maintenance of normal vision
Dried plums of 'prune' cultivars (Prunus domestica L.) Dried plums/prunes contribute to normal bowel function The claim may be used only for food which provides a daily intake of 100 g of dried plums (prunes). In order to bear the claim, information shall be given to the consumer that the beneficial effect is obtained with a daily intake of 100 g of dried plums (prunes).  Maintenance of normal bowel function
Eicosapentaenoic acid and docosahexaenoic acid (EPA/DHA) EPA and DHA contribute to the normal function of the heart The claim may be used only for food which is at least a source of EPA and DHA as referred to in the claim SOURCE OF OMEGA 3 FATTY ACIDS as listed in the Annex to Regulation (EC) No 1924/2006. In order to bear the claim information shall be given to the consumer that the beneficial effect is obtained with a daily intake of 250 mg of EPA and DHA.  maintenance of normal cardiac function
Fluoride Fluoride contributes to the maintenance of tooth mineralisation The claim may be used only for food which is at least a source of fluoride as referred to in the claim SOURCE OF [NAME OF VITAMIN/S] AND/OR [NAME OF MINERAL/S] as listed in the Annex to Regulation (EC) No 1924/2006.  maintenance of tooth mineralisation
Folate Folate contributes to maternal tissue growth during pregnancy The claim may be used only for food which is at least a source of folate as referred to in the claim SOURCE OF [NAME OF VITAMIN/S] AND/OR [NAME OF MINERAL/S] as listed in the Annex to Regulation (EC) No 1924/2006  maternal tissue growth during pregnancy
Folate Folate contributes to normal amino acid synthesis The claim may be used only for food which is at least a source of folate as referred to in the claim SOURCE OF [NAME OF VITAMIN/S] AND/OR [NAME OF MINERAL/S] as listed in the Annex to Regulation (EC) No 1924/2006.  contribution to normal amino acid synthesis
Folate Folate contributes to normal blood formation The claim may be used only for food which is at least a source of folate as referred to in the claim SOURCE OF [NAME OF VITAMIN/S] AND/OR [NAME OF MINERAL/S] as listed in the Annex to Regulation (EC) No 1924/2006.  blood formation
Folate Folate contributes to normal homocysteine metabolism The claim may be used only for food which is at least a source of folate as referred to in the claim SOURCE OF [NAME OF VITAMIN/S] AND/OR [NAME OF MINERAL/S] as listed in the Annex to Regulation (EC) No 1924/2006.  homocysteine metabolism
Folate Folate contributes to normal psychological function The claim may be used only for food which is at least a source of folate as referred to in the claim SOURCE OF [NAME OF VITAMIN/S] AND/OR [NAME OF MINERAL/S] as listed in the Annex to Regulation (EC) No 1924/2006.  contribution to normal psychological functions
Folate Folate contributes to the normal function of the immune system The claim may be used only for food which is at least a source of folate as referred to in the claim SOURCE OF [NAME OF VITAMIN/S] AND/OR [NAME OF MINERAL/S] as listed in the Annex to Regulation (EC) No 1924/2006.  function of the immune system
Folate Folate contributes to the reduction of tiredness and fatigue The claim may be used only for food which is at least a source of folate as referred to in the claim SOURCE OF [NAME OF VITAMIN/S] AND/OR [NAME OF MINERAL/S] as listed in the Annex to Regulation (EC) No 1924/2006.  reduction of tiredness and fatigue
Folate Folate has a role in the process of cell division The claim may be used only for food which is at least a source of folate as referred to in the claim SOURCE OF [NAME OF VITAMIN/S] AND/OR [NAME OF MINERAL/S] as listed in the Annex to Regulation (EC) No 1924/2006.  cell division
Glucomannan (konjac mannan) Glucomannan contributes to the maintenance of normal blood cholesterol levels The claim may be used only for food which provides a daily intake of 4 g of glucomannan. In order to bear the claim information shall be given to the consumer that the beneficial effect is obtained with a daily intake of 4 g of glucomannan.  Warning of choking to be given for people with swallowing difficulties or when ingesting with inadequate fluid intake - advice on taking with plenty of water to ensure substance reaches stomach. maintenance of normal blood cholesterol concentrations
Glucomannan (konjac mannan) Glucomannan in the context of an energy restricted diet contributes to weight loss The claim may be used only for food which contains 1 g of glucomannan per quantified portion. In order to bear the claim information shall be given to the consumer that the beneficial effect is obtained with a daily intake of 3 g of glucomannan in three doses of 1 g each, together with 1-2 glasses of water, before meals and in the context of an energy-restricted diet.  Warning of choking to be given for people with swallowing difficulties or when ingesting with inadequate fluid intake - advice on taking with plenty of water to ensure substance reaches stomach. reduction of body weight
Guar Gum Guar gum contributes to the maintenance of normal blood cholesterol levels The claim may be used only for food which provides a daily intake of 10 g of guar gum. In order to bear the claim, information shall be given to the consumer that the beneficial effect is obtained with a daily intake of 10 g of guar gum.  Warning of choking to be given for people with swallowing difficulties or when ingesting with inadequate fluid intake - advice on taking with plenty of water to ensure substance reaches stomach. Maintenance of normal blood cholesterol concentrations
Hydroxypropyl methylcellulose (HPMC) Hydroxypropyl methylcellulose contributes to the maintenance of normal blood cholesterol levels The claim may be used only for food which provides a daily intake of 5 g of HPMC. In order to bear the claim information shall be given to the consumer that the beneficial effect is obtained with a daily intake of 5 g of HPMC.  Warning of choking to be given for people with swallowing difficulties or when ingesting with inadequate fluid intake - advice on taking with plenty of water to ensure substance reaches stomach. maintenance of normal blood cholesterol concentrations
Iodine Iodine contributes to normal cognitive function The claim may be used only for food which is at least a source of iodine as referred to in the claim SOURCE OF [NAME OF VITAMIN/S] AND/OR [NAME OF MINERAL/S] as listed in the Annex to Regulation (EC) No 1924/2006.  contribution to normal cognitive and neurological function
Iodine Iodine contributes to normal energy-yielding metabolism The claim may be used only for food which is at least a source of iodine as referred to in the claim SOURCE OF [NAME OF VITAMIN/S] AND/OR [NAME OF MINERAL/S] as listed in the Annex to Regulation (EC) No 1924/2006.  contribution to normal energy-yielding metabolism
Iodine Iodine contributes to normal functioning of the nervous system The claim may be used only for food which is at least a source of iodine as referred to in the claim SOURCE OF [NAME OF VITAMIN/S] AND/OR [NAME OF MINERAL/S] as listed in the Annex to Regulation (EC) No 1924/2006.  contribution to normal cognitive and neurological function
Iodine Iodine contributes to the maintenance of normal skin The claim may be used only for food which is at least a source of iodine as referred to in the claim SOURCE OF [NAME OF VITAMIN/S] AND/OR [NAME OF MINERAL/S] as listed in the Annex to Regulation (EC) No 1924/2006.  maintenance of skin
Iodine Iodine contributes to the normal production of thyroid hormones and normal thyroid function The claim may be used only for food which is at least a source of iodine as referred to in the claim SOURCE OF [NAME OF VITAMIN/S] AND/OR [NAME OF MINERAL/S] as listed in the Annex to Regulation (EC) No 1924/2006.  contribution to normal thyroid function and production of thyroid hormones
Iron Iron contributes to normal cognitive function The claim may be used only for food which is at least a source of iron as referred to in the claim SOURCE OF [NAME OF VITAMIN/S] AND/OR [NAME OF MINERAL/S] as listed in the Annex to Regulation (EC) No 1924/2006.  cognitive function
Iron Iron contributes to normal energy-yielding metabolism The claim may be used only for food which is at least a source of iron as referred to in the claim SOURCE OF [NAME OF VITAMIN/S] AND/OR [NAME OF MINERAL/S] as listed in the Annex to Regulation (EC) No 1924/2006.  contribution to normal energy-yielding metabolism
Iron Iron contributes to normal formation of red blood cells and haemoglobin The claim may be used only for food which is at least a source of iron as referred to in the claim SOURCE OF [NAME OF VITAMIN/S] AND/OR [NAME OF MINERAL/S] as listed in the Annex to Regulation (EC) No 1924/2006.  formation of red blood cells and haemoglobin
Iron Iron contributes to normal oxygen transport in the body The claim may be used only for food which is at least a source of iron as referred to in the claim SOURCE OF [NAME OF VITAMIN/S] AND/OR [NAME OF MINERAL/S] as listed in the Annex to Regulation (EC) No 1924/2006.  oxygen transport
Iron Iron contributes to the normal function of the immune system The claim may be used only for food which is at least a source of iron as referred to in the claim SOURCE OF [NAME OF VITAMIN/S] AND/OR [NAME OF MINERAL/S] as listed in the Annex to Regulation (EC) No 1924/2006.  function of the immune system
Iron Iron contributes to the reduction of tiredness and fatigue The claim may be used only for food which is at least a source of iron as referred to in the claim SOURCE OF [NAME OF VITAMIN/S] AND/OR [NAME OF MINERAL/S] as listed in the Annex to Regulation (EC) No 1924/2006.  reduction of tiredness and fatigue
Iron Iron has a role in the process of cell division The claim may be used only for food which is at least a source of iron as referred to in the claim SOURCE OF [NAME OF VITAMIN/S] AND/OR [NAME OF MINERAL/S] as listed in the Annex to Regulation (EC) No 1924/2006.  cell division
Lactase enzyme Lactase enzyme improves lactose digestion in individuals who have difficulty digesting lactose The claim may be used only for food supplements, with a minimum dose of 4500 FCC (Food Chemicals Codex) units with instructions to the target population to consume with each lactose containing meal.  Information shall also be given to the target population that tolerance to lactose is variable and they should seek advice as to the role of this substance in their diet. breaking down lactose
Lactulose Lactulose contributes to an acceleration of intestinal transit The claim may be used only for food which contains 10 g of lactulose in a single quantified portion. In order to bear the claim, information shall be given to the consumer that the beneficial effect is obtained with a single serving of 10 g of lactulose per day.  reduction in intestinal transit time
Linoleic acid Linoleic acid contributes to the maintenance of normal blood cholesterol levels The claim may be used only for a food which provides at least 1,5 g of linoleic acid (LA) per 100 g and per 100 kcal.

Information shall be given to the consumer that the beneficial effect is obtained with a daily intake of 10 g of LA. 
maintenance of normal blood cholesterol concentrations
Live yoghurt cultures Live cultures in yoghurt or fermented milk improve lactose digestion of the product in individuals who have difficulty digesting lactose In order to bear the claim, yoghurt or fermented milk should contain at least 108 Colony Forming Units live starter microorganisms (Lactobacillus delbrueckii subsp. bulgaricus and Streptococcus thermophilus) per gram.  improved lactose digestion
Magnesium Magnesium contributes to a reduction of tiredness and fatigue The claim may be used only for food which is at least a source of magnesium as referred to in the claim SOURCE OF [NAME OF VITAMIN/S] AND/OR [NAME OF MINERAL/S] as listed in the Annex to Regulation (EC) No 1924/2006.  Reduction of tiredness and fatigue
Magnesium Magnesium contributes to electrolyte balance The claim may be used only for food which is at least a source of magnesium as referred to in the claim SOURCE OF [NAME OF VITAMIN/S] AND/OR [NAME OF MINERAL/S] as listed in the Annex to Regulation (EC) No 1924/2006.  electrolyte balance
Magnesium Magnesium contributes to normal energy-yielding metabolism The claim may be used only for food which is at least a source of magnesium as referred to in the claim SOURCE OF [NAME OF VITAMIN/S] AND/OR [NAME OF MINERAL/S] as listed in the Annex to Regulation (EC) No 1924/2006.  energy-yielding metabolism
Magnesium Magnesium contributes to normal functioning of the nervous system The claim may be used only for food which is at least a source of magnesium as referred to in the claim SOURCE OF [NAME OF VITAMIN/S] AND/OR [NAME OF MINERAL/S] as listed in the Annex to Regulation (EC) No 1924/2006.  neurotransmission and muscle contraction including heart muscle
Magnesium Magnesium contributes to normal muscle function The claim may be used only for food which is at least a source of magnesium as referred to in the claim SOURCE OF [NAME OF VITAMIN/S] AND/OR [NAME OF MINERAL/S] as listed in the Annex to Regulation (EC) No 1924/2006.  neurotransmission and muscle contraction including heart muscle
Magnesium Magnesium contributes to normal protein synthesis The claim may be used only for food which is at least a source of magnesium as referred to in the claim SOURCE OF [NAME OF VITAMIN/S] AND/OR [NAME OF MINERAL/S] as listed in the Annex to Regulation (EC) No 1924/2006.  protein synthesis
Magnesium Magnesium contributes to normal psychological function The claim may be used only for food which is at least a source of magnesium as referred to in the claim SOURCE OF [NAME OF VITAMIN/S] AND/OR [NAME OF MINERAL/S] as listed in the Annex to Regulation (EC) No 1924/2006.  Contribution to normal psychological functions
Magnesium Magnesium contributes to the maintenance of normal bones The claim may be used only for food which is at least a source of magnesium as referred to in the claim SOURCE OF [NAME OF VITAMIN/S] AND/OR [NAME OF MINERAL/S] as listed in the Annex to Regulation (EC) No 1924/2006.  maintenance of bones
Magnesium Magnesium contributes to the maintenance of normal teeth The claim may be used only for food which is at least a source of magnesium as referred to in the claim SOURCE OF [NAME OF VITAMIN/S] AND/OR [NAME OF MINERAL/S] as listed in the Annex to Regulation (EC) No 1924/2006.  maintenance of teeth
Magnesium Magnesium has a role in the process of cell division The claim may be used only for food which is at least a source of magnesium as referred to in the claim SOURCE OF [NAME OF VITAMIN/S] AND/OR [NAME OF MINERAL/S] as listed in the Annex to Regulation (EC) No 1924/2006  cell division
Manganese Manganese contributes to normal energy-yielding metabolism The claim may be used only for food which is at least a source of manganese as referred to in the claim SOURCE OF [NAME OF VITAMIN/S] AND/OR [NAME OF MINERAL/S] as listed in the Annex to Regulation (EC) No 1924/2006.  contribution to normal energy-yielding metabolism
Manganese Manganese contributes to the maintenance of normal bones The claim may be used only for food which is at least a source of manganese as referred to in the claim SOURCE OF [NAME OF VITAMIN/S] AND/OR [NAME OF MINERAL/S] as listed in the Annex to Regulation (EC) No 1924/2006.  maintenance of bones
Manganese Manganese contributes to the normal formation of connective tissue The claim may be used only for food which is at least a source of manganese as referred to in the claim SOURCE OF [NAME OF VITAMIN/S] AND/OR [NAME OF MINERAL/S] as listed in the Annex to Regulation (EC) No 1924/2006.  contribution to normal formation of connective tissue
Manganese Manganese contributes to the protection of cells from oxidative stress The claim may be used only for food which is at least a source of manganese as referred to in the claim SOURCE OF [NAME OF VITAMIN/S] AND/OR [NAME OF MINERAL/S] as listed in the Annex to Regulation (EC) No 1924/2006.  metabolism of fatty acids
Meat or fish Meat or fish contributes to the improvement of iron absorption when eaten with other foods containing iron The claim may be used only for food which contains at least 50 g of meat or fish in a single quantified portion. In order to bear the claim information shall be given to the consumer that the beneficial effect is obtained by consuming 50 g of meat or fish together with food(s) containing non-haem iron.  improvement of non-haem iron absorption
Melatonin Melatonin contributes to the alleviation of subjective feelings of jet lag The claim may be used only for food which contains at least 0,5 mg of melatonin per quantified portion. In order to bear the claim, information shall be given to the consumer that the beneficial effect is obtained with a minimum intake of 0,5 mg to be taken close to bedtime on the first day of travel and on the following few days after arrival at the destination.  Alleviation of subjective feelings of jet lag
Melatonin Melatonin contributes to the reduction of time taken to fall asleep The claim may be used only for food which contains 1 mg of melatonin per quantified portion. In order to bear the claim, information shall be given to the consumer that the beneficial effect is obtained by consuming 1 mg of melatonin close to bedtime.  reduction of sleep onset latency
Molybdenum Molybdenum contributes to normal sulphur amino acid metabolism The claim may be used only for food which is at least a source of molybdenum as referred to in the claim SOURCE OF [NAME OF VITAMIN/S] AND/OR [NAME OF MINERAL/S] as listed in the Annex to Regulation (EC) No 1924/2006.  contribution to normal amino acid metabolism
Monascus purpureous (red yeast rice) Monacolin K from red yeast rice contributes to the maintenance of normal blood cholesterol levels The claim may be used only for food which provides a daily intake of 10 mg of monacolin K from red yeast rice. In order to bear the claim, information shall be given to the consumer that the beneficial effect is obtained with a daily intake of 10 mg of monacolin K from fermented red yeast rice preparations.  maintenance of normal blood LDL-cholesterol concentrations
Niacin Niacin contributes to normal energy-yielding metabolism The claim may be used only for food which is at least a source of niacin as referred to in the claim SOURCE OF [NAME OF VITAMIN/S] AND/OR [NAME OF MINERAL/S] as listed in the Annex to Regulation (EC) No 1924/2006.  contribution to normal energy-yielding metabolism
Niacin Niacin contributes to normal functioning of the nervous system The claim may be used only for food which is at least a source of niacin as referred to in the claim SOURCE OF [NAME OF VITAMIN/S] AND/OR [NAME OF MINERAL/S] as listed in the Annex to Regulation (EC) No 1924/2006.  function of the nervous system
Niacin Niacin contributes to normal psychological function The claim may be used only for food which is at least a source of niacin as referred to in the claim SOURCE OF [NAME OF VITAMIN/S] AND/OR [NAME OF MINERAL/S] as listed in the Annex to Regulation (EC) No 1924/2006.  contribution to normal psychological functions
Niacin Niacin contributes to the maintenance of normal mucous membranes The claim may be used only for food which is at least a source of niacin as referred to in the claim SOURCE OF [NAME OF VITAMIN/S] AND/OR [NAME OF MINERAL/S] as listed in the Annex to Regulation (EC) No 1924/2006.  maintenance of normal skin and mucous membranes
Niacin Niacin contributes to the maintenance of normal skin The claim may be used only for food which is at least a source of niacin as referred to in the claim SOURCE OF [NAME OF VITAMIN/S] AND/OR [NAME OF MINERAL/S] as listed in the Annex to Regulation (EC) No 1924/2006.  maintenance of normal skin and mucous membranes
Niacin Niacin contributes to the reduction of tiredness and fatigue The claim may be used only for food which is at least a source of niacin as referred to in the claim SOURCE OF [NAME OF VITAMIN/S] AND/OR [NAME OF MINERAL/S] as listed in the Annex to Regulation (EC) No 1924/2006.  reduction of tiredness and fatigue
Oat grain fibre Oat grain fibre contributes to an increase in faecal bulk The claim may be used only for food which is high in that fibre as referred to in the claim HIGH FIBRE as listed in the Annex to Regulation (EC) No 1924/2006.  increase in faecal bulk
Olive oil polyphenols Olive oil polyphenols contribute to the protection of blood lipids from oxidative stress The claim may be used only for olive oil which contains at least 5 mg of hydroxytyrosol and its derivatives (e.g. oleuropein complex and tyrosol) per 20 g of olive oil. In order to bear the claim information shall be given to the consumer that the beneficial effect is obtained with a daily intake of 20 g of olive oil.  protection of LDL particles from oxidative damage
Pantothenic acid Pantothenic acid contributes to normal energy-yielding metabolism The claim may be used only for food which is at least a source of pantothenic acid as referred to in the claim SOURCE OF [NAME OF VITAMIN/S] AND/OR [NAME OF MINERAL/S] as listed in the Annex to Regulation (EC) No 1924/2006.  energy-yielding metabolism
Pantothenic acid Pantothenic acid contributes to normal mental performance The claim may be used only for food which is at least a source of pantothenic acid as referred to in the claim SOURCE OF [NAME OF VITAMIN/S] AND/OR [NAME OF MINERAL/S] as listed in the Annex to Regulation (EC) No 1924/2006.  mental performance
Pantothenic acid Pantothenic acid contributes to normal synthesis and metabolism of steroid hormones, vitamin D and some neurotransmitters The claim may be used only for food which is at least a source of pantothenic acid as referred to in the claim SOURCE OF [NAME OF VITAMIN/S] AND/OR [NAME OF MINERAL/S] as listed in the Annex to Regulation (EC) No 1924/2006.  synthesis and metabolism of steroid hormones, vitamin D and some neurotransmitters
Pantothenic acid Pantothenic acid contributes to the reduction of tiredness and fatigue The claim may be used only for food which is at least a source of pantothenic acid as referred to in the claim SOURCE OF [NAME OF VITAMIN/S] AND/OR [NAME OF MINERAL/S] as listed in the Annex to Regulation (EC) No 1924/2006.  reduction of tiredness and fatigue
Pectins Pectins contribute to the maintenance of normal blood cholesterol levels The claim may be used only for food which provides a daily intake of 6 g of pectins. In order to bear the claim information shall be given to the consumer that the beneficial effect is obtained with a daily intake of 6 g of pectins.  Warning of choking to be given for people with swallowing difficulties or when ingesting with inadequate fluid intake - advice on taking with plenty of water to ensure substance reaches stomach. maintenance of normal blood cholesterol concentrations
Phosphorus Phosphorus contributes to normal energy-yielding metabolism The claim may be used only for food which is at least a source of phosphorus as referred to in the claim SOURCE OF [NAME OF VITAMIN/S] AND/OR [NAME OF MINERAL/S] as listed in the Annex to Regulation (EC) No 1924/2006.  energy-yielding metabolism
Phosphorus Phosphorus contributes to normal function of cell membranes The claim may be used only for food which is at least a source of phosphorus as referred to in the claim SOURCE OF [NAME OF VITAMIN/S] AND/OR [NAME OF MINERAL/S] as listed in the Annex to Regulation (EC) No 1924/2006.  function of cell membranes
Phosphorus Phosphorus contributes to the maintenance of normal bones The claim may be used only for food which is at least a source of phosphorus as referred to in the claim SOURCE OF [NAME OF VITAMIN/S] AND/OR [NAME OF MINERAL/S] as listed in the Annex to Regulation (EC) No 1924/2006.  maintenance of bone and teeth
Phosphorus Phosphorus contributes to the maintenance of normal teeth The claim may be used only for food which is at least a source of phosphorus as referred to in the claim SOURCE OF [NAME OF VITAMIN/S] AND/OR [NAME OF MINERAL/S] as listed in the Annex to Regulation (EC) No 1924/2006.  maintenance of bone and teeth
Plant sterols and plant stanols Plant sterols/stanols contribute to the maintenance of normal blood cholesterol levels In order to bear the claim information shall be given to the consumer that the beneficial effect is obtained with a daily intake of at least 0.8 g of plant sterols/stanols.  maintenance of normal blood cholesterol concentrations
Potassium Potassium contributes to normal functioning of the nervous system The claim may be used only for food which is at least a source of potassium as referred to in the claim SOURCE OF [NAME OF VITAMIN/S] AND/OR [NAME OF MINERAL/S] as listed in the Annex to Regulation (EC) No 1924/2006.  Muscular and neurological function
Potassium Potassium contributes to normal muscle function The claim may be used only for food which is at least a source of potassium as referred to in the claim SOURCE OF [NAME OF VITAMIN/S] AND/OR [NAME OF MINERAL/S] as listed in the Annex to Regulation (EC) No 1924/2006.  Muscular and neurological function
Potassium Potassium contributes to the maintenance of normal blood pressure The claim may be used only for food which is at least a source of potassium as referred to in the claim SOURCE OF [NAME OF VITAMIN/S] AND/OR [NAME OF MINERAL/S] as listed in the Annex to Regulation (EC) No 1924/2006.  Blood pressure
Protein Protein contributes to a growth in muscle mass The claim may be used only for food which is at least a source of protein as referred to in the claim SOURCE OF PROTEIN as listed in the Annex to Regulation (EC) No 1924/2006.  growth or maintenance of muscle mass
Protein Protein contributes to the maintenance of muscle mass The claim may be used only for food which is at least a source of protein as referred to in the claim SOURCE OF PROTEIN as listed in the Annex to Regulation (EC) No 1924/2006.  growth or maintenance of muscle mass
Protein Protein contributes to the maintenance of normal bones The claim may be used only for food which is at least a source of protein as referred to in the claim SOURCE OF PROTEIN as listed in the Annex to Regulation (EC) No 1924/2006.  maintenance of normal bones
Foods with a low or reduced content of saturated fatty acids Reducing consumption of saturated fat contributes to the maintenance of normal blood cholesterol levels The claim may be used only for food which is at least low in saturated fatty acids, as referred to in the claim LOW SATURATED FAT

or reduced in saturated fatty acids as referred to in the claim

REDUCED [NAME OF NUTRIENT] as listed in the Annex to Regulation (EC) No 1924/2006. 
maintenance of normal blood LDL-cholesterol concentrations
Foods with a low or reduced content of sodium Reducing consumption of sodium contributes to the maintenance of normal blood pressure The claim may be used only for food which is at least low in sodium/salt as referred to in the claim LOW SODIUM/SALT

or reduced in sodium/salt as referred to in the claim

REDUCED [NAME OF NUTRIENT] as listed in the Annex to Regulation (EC) No 1924/2006. 
maintenance of normal blood pressure
Resistant starch Replacing digestible starches with resistant starch in a meal contributes to a reduction in the blood glucose rise after that meal. The claim may be used only for food in which digestible starch has been replaced by resistant starch so that the final content of resistant starch is at least 14 % of total starch.  reduction of post-prandial glycaemic responses
Oleic acid Replacing saturated fats in the diet with unsaturated fats contributes to the maintenance of normal blood cholesterol levels. Oleic acid is an unsaturated fat. The claim may be used only for food which is high in unsaturated fatty acids, as referred to in the claim HIGH UNSATURATED FAT as listed in the Annex to Regulation (EC) No 1924/2006.  maintenance of normal blood LDL-cholesterol concentrations
Monounsaturated and/or polyunsaturated fatty acids Replacing saturated fats with unsaturated fats in the diet contributes to the maintenance of normal blood cholesterol levels [MUFA and PUFA are unsaturated fats] The claim may be used only for food which is high in unsaturated fatty acids, as referred to in the claim HIGH UNSATURATED FAT as listed in the Annex to Regulation (EC) No 1924/2006.  Replacement of mixtures of saturated fatty acids (SFAs) as present in foods or diets with mixtures of polyunsaturated fatty acids (PUFAs) and maintenance of normal blood LDL-cholesterol concentrations
Riboflavin (Vitamin B2) Riboflavin contributes to normal energy-yielding metabolism The claim may be used only for food which is at least a source of riboflavin as referred to in the claim SOURCE OF [NAME OF VITAMIN/S] AND/OR [NAME OF MINERAL/S] as listed in the Annex to Regulation (EC) No 1924/2006.  contribution to normal energy-yielding metabolism
Riboflavin (Vitamin B2) Riboflavin contributes to normal functioning of the nervous system The claim may be used only for food which is at least a source of riboflavin as referred to in the claim SOURCE OF [NAME OF VITAMIN/S] AND/OR [NAME OF MINERAL/S] as listed in the Annex to Regulation (EC) No 1924/2006.  maintenance of the normal functon of the nervous system
Riboflavin (Vitamin B2) Riboflavin contributes to the maintenance of normal mucous membranes The claim may be used only for food which is at least a source of riboflavin as referred to in the claim SOURCE OF [NAME OF VITAMIN/S] AND/OR [NAME OF MINERAL/S] as listed in the Annex to Regulation (EC) No 1924/2006.  maintenance of normal skin and mucous membranes
Riboflavin (Vitamin B2) Riboflavin contributes to the maintenance of normal red blood cells The claim may be used only for food which is at least a source of riboflavin as referred to in the claim SOURCE OF [NAME OF VITAMIN/S] AND/OR [NAME OF MINERAL/S] as listed in the Annex to Regulation (EC) No 1924/2006.  maintenance of normal red blood cells
Riboflavin (Vitamin B2) Riboflavin contributes to the maintenance of normal skin The claim may be used only for food which is at least a source of riboflavin as referred to in the claim SOURCE OF [NAME OF VITAMIN/S] AND/OR [NAME OF MINERAL/S] as listed in the Annex to Regulation (EC) No 1924/2006.  maintenance of normal skin and mucous membranes
Riboflavin (Vitamin B2) Riboflavin contributes to the maintenance of normal vision The claim may be used only for food which is at least a source of riboflavin as referred to in the claim SOURCE OF [NAME OF VITAMIN/S] AND/OR [NAME OF MINERAL/S] as listed in the Annex to Regulation (EC) No 1924/2006.  maintenance of normal vision
Riboflavin (Vitamin B2) Riboflavin contributes to the normal metabolism of iron The claim may be used only for food which is at least a source of riboflavin as referred to in the claim SOURCE OF [NAME OF VITAMIN/S] AND/OR [NAME OF MINERAL/S] as listed in the Annex to Regulation (EC) No 1924/2006.  contribution to normal metabolism of iron
Riboflavin (Vitamin B2) Riboflavin contributes to the protection of cells from oxidative stress The claim may be used only for food which is at least a source of riboflavin as referred to in the claim SOURCE OF [NAME OF VITAMIN/S] AND/OR [NAME OF MINERAL/S] as listed in the Annex to Regulation (EC) No 1924/2006.  protection of DNA, proteins and lipids from oxidative damage
Riboflavin (Vitamin B2) Riboflavin contributes to the reduction of tiredness and fatigue The claim may be used only for food which is at least a source of riboflavin as referred to in the claim SOURCE OF [NAME OF VITAMIN/S] AND/OR [NAME OF MINERAL/S] as listed in the Annex to Regulation (EC) No 1924/2006.  reduction of tiredness and fatigue
Rye fibre Rye fibre contributes to normal bowel function The claim may be used only for food which is high in that fibre as referred to in the claim HIGH FIBRE as listed in the Annex to Regulation (EC) No 1924/2006.  changes in bowel function
Selenium Selenium contributes to normal spermatogenesis The claim may be used only for food which is at least a source of selenium as referred to in the claim SOURCE OF [NAME OF VITAMIN/S] AND/OR [NAME OF MINERAL/S] as listed in the Annex to Regulation (EC) No 1924/2006.  spermatogenesis
Selenium Selenium contributes to the maintenance of normal hair The claim may be used only for food which is at least a source of selenium as referred to in the claim SOURCE OF [NAME OF VITAMIN/S] AND/OR [NAME OF MINERAL/S] as listed in the Annex to Regulation (EC) No 1924/2006.  maintenance of normal hair
Selenium Selenium contributes to the maintenance of normal nails The claim may be used only for food which is at least a source of selenium as referred to in the claim SOURCE OF [NAME OF VITAMIN/S] AND/OR [NAME OF MINERAL/S] as listed in the Annex to Regulation (EC) No 1924/2006.  maintenance of normal nails
Selenium Selenium contributes to the normal function of the immune system The claim may be used only for food which is at least a source of selenium as referred to in the claim SOURCE OF [NAME OF VITAMIN/S] AND/OR [NAME OF MINERAL/S] as listed in the Annex to Regulation (EC) No 1924/2006.  maintenance of the normal function of the immune system
Selenium Selenium contributes to the normal thyroid function The claim may be used only for food which is at least a source of selenium as referred to in the claim SOURCE OF [NAME OF VITAMIN/S] AND/OR [NAME OF MINERAL/S] as listed in the Annex to Regulation (EC) No 1924/2006.  thyroid function
Selenium Selenium contributes to the protection of cells from oxidative stress The claim may be used only for food which is at least a source of selenium as referred to in the claim SOURCE OF [NAME OF VITAMIN/S] AND/OR [NAME OF MINERAL/S] as listed in the Annex to Regulation (EC) No 1924/2006.  protection of DNA, proteins and lipids from oxidative damage
Meal replacement for weight control Substituting one daily meal of an energy restricted diet with a meal replacement contributes to the maintenance of weight after weight loss In order to bear the claim, a food should comply with specifications laid down in Directive 96/8/EC in relation to food products under Article 1(2)(b) of that Directive. In order to achieve the claimed effect, one meal should be substituted with meal replacements daily.  Maintenance of body weight after weight loss
Meal replacement for weight control Substituting two daily meals of an energy restricted diet with meal replacements contributes to weight loss In order to bear the claim, a food should comply with specifications laid down in Directive 96/8/EC in relation to food products under Article 1(2)(b) of that Directive. In order to achieve the claimed effect, two meals should be substituted with meal replacements daily.  Reduction in body weight
Sugar-free chewing gum Sugar-free chewing gum contributes to the maintenance of tooth mineralization The claim may be used only for chewing gum which complies with the conditions of use for the nutrition claim SUGARS FREE as listed in the Annex to Regulation (EC) No 1924/2006.

Information shall be given to the consumer that the beneficial effect is obtained with chewing, for at least 20 minutes, after eating or drinking. 
maintenance of tooth mineralisation
Sugar-free chewing gum Sugar-free chewing gum contributes to the neutralisation of plaque acids The claim may be used only for chewing gum which complies with the conditions of use for the nutrition claim SUGARS FREE as listed in the Annex to Regulation (EC) No 1924/2006.

Information shall be given to the consumer that the beneficial effect is obtained with chewing, for at least 20 minutes, after eating or drinking. 
plaque acid neutralisation
Sugar-free chewing gum Sugar-free chewing gum contributes to the reduction of oral dryness The claim may be used only for chewing gum which complies with the conditions of use for the nutrition claim SUGARS FREE as listed in the Annex to Regulation (EC) No 1924/2006.

Information shall be given to the consumer that the beneficial effect is obtained with use of the chewing gum whenever the mouth feels dry 
reduction of oral dryness
Sugar-free chewing gum with carbamide Sugar-free chewing gum with carbamide neutralises plaque acids more effectively than sugar-free chewing gums without carbamide The claim may be used only for chewing gum which complies with the conditions of use for the nutrition claim SUGARS FREE as listed in the Annex to Regulation (EC) No 1924/2006.

In order to bear the claim each piece of sugar-free chewing gum should contain at least 20 mg carbamide. Information shall be given to the consumer that gum should be chewed for at least 20 minutes after eating or drinking. 
plaque acid neutralisation
Thiamine Thiamine contributes to normal energy-yielding metabolism The claim may be used only for food which is at least a source of thiamine as referred to in the claim SOURCE OF [NAME OF VITAMIN/S] AND/OR [NAME OF MINERAL/S] as listed in the Annex to Regulation (EC) No 1924/2006.  energy-yielding metabolism
Thiamine Thiamine contributes to normal functioning of the nervous system The claim may be used only for food which is at least a source of thiamine as referred to in the claim SOURCE OF [NAME OF VITAMIN/S] AND/OR [NAME OF MINERAL/S] as listed in the Annex to Regulation (EC) No 1924/2006.  function of the nervous system
Thiamine Thiamine contributes to normal psychological function The claim may be used only for food which is at least a source of thiamine as referred to in the claim SOURCE OF [NAME OF VITAMIN/S] AND/OR [NAME OF MINERAL/S] as listed in the Annex to Regulation (EC) No 1924/2006.  contribution to normal psychological functions
Thiamine Thiamine contributes to the normal function of the heart The claim may be used only for food which is at least a source of thiamine as referred to in the claim SOURCE OF [NAME OF VITAMIN/S] AND/OR [NAME OF MINERAL/S] as listed in the Annex to Regulation (EC) No 1924/2006.  cardiac function
Vitamin A Vitamin A contributes to normal iron metabolism The claim may be used only for food which is at least a source of vitamin A as referred to in the claim SOURCE OF [NAME OF VITAMIN/S] AND/OR [NAME OF MINERAL/S] as listed in the Annex to Regulation (EC) No 1924/2006.  metabolism of iron
Vitamin A Vitamin A contributes to the maintenance of normal mucous membranes The claim may be used only for food which is at least a source of vitamin A as referred to in the claim SOURCE OF [NAME OF VITAMIN/S] AND/OR [NAME OF MINERAL/S] as listed in the Annex to Regulation (EC) No 1924/2006.  maintenance of normal skin and mucous membranes
Vitamin A Vitamin A contributes to the maintenance of normal skin The claim may be used only for food which is at least a source of vitamin A as referred to in the claim SOURCE OF [NAME OF VITAMIN/S] AND/OR [NAME OF MINERAL/S] as listed in the Annex to Regulation (EC) No 1924/2006.  maintenance of normal skin and mucous membranes
Vitamin A Vitamin A contributes to the maintenance of normal vision The claim may be used only for food which is at least a source of vitamin A as referred to in the claim SOURCE OF [NAME OF VITAMIN/S] AND/OR [NAME OF MINERAL/S] as listed in the Annex to Regulation (EC) No 1924/2006.  maintenance of normal vision
Vitamin A Vitamin A contributes to the normal function of the immune system The claim may be used only for food which is at least a source of vitamin A as referred to in the claim SOURCE OF [NAME OF VITAMIN/S] AND/OR [NAME OF MINERAL/S] as listed in the Annex to Regulation (EC) No 1924/2006.  maintenance of the normal function of the immune system
Vitamin A Vitamin A has a role in the process of cell specialisation The claim may be used only for food which is at least a source of vitamin A as referred to in the claim SOURCE OF [NAME OF VITAMIN/S] AND/OR [NAME OF MINERAL/S] as listed in the Annex to Regulation (EC) No 1924/2006.  cell differentiation
Vitamin B12 Vitamin B12 contributes to normal energy-yielding metabolism The claim may be used only for food which is at least a source of vitamin B12 as referred to in the claim SOURCE OF [NAME OF VITAMIN/S] AND/OR [NAME OF MINERAL/S] as listed in the Annex to Regulation (EC) No 1924/2006.  energy-yielding metabolism
Vitamin B12 Vitamin B12 contributes to normal functioning of the nervous system The claim may be used only for food which is at least a source of vitamin B12 as referred to in the claim SOURCE OF [NAME OF VITAMIN/S] AND/OR [NAME OF MINERAL/S] as listed in the Annex to Regulation (EC) No 1924/2006.  contribution to neurological and psychological function
Vitamin B12 Vitamin B12 contributes to normal homocysteine metabolism The claim may be used only for food which is at least a source of vitamin B12 as referred to in the claim SOURCE OF [NAME OF VITAMIN/S] AND/OR [NAME OF MINERAL/S] as listed in the Annex to Regulation (EC) No 1924/2006.  contribution to normal homocysteine metabolism
Vitamin B12 Vitamin B12 contributes to normal psychological function The claim may be used only for food which is at least a source of vitamin B12 as referred to in the claim SOURCE OF [NAME OF VITAMIN/S] AND/OR [NAME OF MINERAL/S] as listed in the Annex to Regulation (EC) No 1924/2006.  contribution to neurological and psychological function
Vitamin B12 Vitamin B12 contributes to normal red blood cell formation The claim may be used only for food which is at least a source of vitamin B12 as referred to in the claim SOURCE OF [NAME OF VITAMIN/S] AND/OR [NAME OF MINERAL/S] as listed in the Annex to Regulation (EC) No 1924/2006.  red blood cell formation
Vitamin B12 Vitamin B12 contributes to the normal function of the immune system The claim may be used only for food which is at least a source of vitamin B12 as referred to in the claim SOURCE OF [NAME OF VITAMIN/S] AND/OR [NAME OF MINERAL/S] as listed in the Annex to Regulation (EC) No 1924/2006.  function of the immune system
Vitamin B12 Vitamin B12 contributes to the reduction of tiredness and fatigue The claim may be used only for food which is at least a source of vitamin B12 as referred to in the claim SOURCE OF [NAME OF VITAMIN/S] AND/OR [NAME OF MINERAL/S] as listed in the Annex to Regulation (EC) No 1924/2006.  reduction of tiredness and fatigue
Vitamin B12 Vitamin B12 has a role in the process of cell division The claim may be used only for food which is at least a source of vitamin B12 as referred to in the claim SOURCE OF [NAME OF VITAMIN/S] AND/OR [NAME OF MINERAL/S] as listed in the Annex to Regulation (EC) No 1924/2006.  cell division
Vitamin B6 Vitamin B6 contributes to normal cysteine synthesis The claim may be used only for food which is at least a source of vitamin B6 as referred to in the claim SOURCE OF [NAME OF VITAMIN/S] AND/OR [NAME OF MINERAL/S] as listed in the Annex to Regulation (EC) No 1924/2006.  contribution to normal cysteine synthesis
Vitamin B6 Vitamin B6 contributes to normal energy-yielding metabolism The claim may be used only for food which is at least a source of vitamin B6 as referred to in the claim SOURCE OF [NAME OF VITAMIN/S] AND/OR [NAME OF MINERAL/S] as listed in the Annex to Regulation (EC) No 1924/2006.  contribution to normal energy-yielding metabolism
Vitamin B6 Vitamin B6 contributes to normal functioning of the nervous system The claim may be used only for food which is at least a source of vitamin B6 as referred to in the claim SOURCE OF [NAME OF VITAMIN/S] AND/OR [NAME OF MINERAL/S] as listed in the Annex to Regulation (EC) No 1924/2006.  function of the nervous system
Vitamin B6 Vitamin B6 contributes to normal homocysteine metabolism The claim may be used only for food which is at least a source of vitamin B6 as referred to in the claim SOURCE OF [NAME OF VITAMIN/S] AND/OR [NAME OF MINERAL/S] as listed in the Annex to Regulation (EC) No 1924/2006.  contribution to normal homocysteine metabolism
Vitamin B6 Vitamin B6 contributes to normal protein and glycogen metabolism The claim may be used only for food which is at least a source of vitamin B6 as referred to in the claim SOURCE OF [NAME OF VITAMIN/S] AND/OR [NAME OF MINERAL/S] as listed in the Annex to Regulation (EC) No 1924/2006.  protein and glycogen metabolism
Vitamin B6 Vitamin B6 contributes to normal psychological function The claim may be used only for food which is at least a source of vitamin B6 as referred to in the claim SOURCE OF [NAME OF VITAMIN/S] AND/OR [NAME OF MINERAL/S] as listed in the Annex to Regulation (EC) No 1924/2006.  contribution to normal psychological functions
Vitamin B6 Vitamin B6 contributes to normal red blood cell formation The claim may be used only for food which is at least a source of vitamin B6 as referred to in the claim SOURCE OF [NAME OF VITAMIN/S] AND/OR [NAME OF MINERAL/S] as listed in the Annex to Regulation (EC) No 1924/2006.  red blood cell formation
Vitamin B6 Vitamin B6 contributes to the normal function of the immune system The claim may be used only for food which is at least a source of vitamin B6 as referred to in the claim SOURCE OF [NAME OF VITAMIN/S] AND/OR [NAME OF MINERAL/S] as listed in the Annex to Regulation (EC) No 1924/2006.  function of the immune system
Vitamin B6 Vitamin B6 contributes to the reduction of tiredness and fatigue The claim may be used only for food which is at least a source of vitamin B6 as referred to in the claim SOURCE OF [NAME OF VITAMIN/S] AND/OR [NAME OF MINERAL/S] as listed in the Annex to Regulation (EC) No 1924/2006.  reduction of tiredness and fatigue
Vitamin B6 Vitamin B6 contributes to the regulation of hormonal activity The claim may be used only for food which is at least a source of vitamin B6 as referred to in the claim SOURCE OF [NAME OF VITAMIN/S] AND/OR [NAME OF MINERAL/S] as listed in the Annex to Regulation (EC) No 1924/2006.  regulation of hormonal activity
Vitamin C Vitamin C contributes to maintain the normal function of the immune system during and after intense physical exercise The claim may be used only for food which provides a daily intake of 200 mg vitamin C. In order to bear the claim information shall be given to the consumer that the beneficial effect is obtained with a daily intake of 200 mg in addition to the recommended daily intake of vitamin C.  function of the immune system during and after extreme physical exercise
Vitamin C Vitamin C contributes to normal collagen formation for the normal function of blood vessels The claim may be used only for food which is at least a source of vitamin C as referred to in the claim SOURCE OF [NAME OF VITAMIN/S] AND/OR [NAME OF MINERAL/S] as listed in the Annex to Regulation (EC) No 1924/2006.  collagen formation
Vitamin C Vitamin C contributes to normal collagen formation for the normal function of bones The claim may be used only for food which is at least a source of vitamin C as referred to in the claim SOURCE OF [NAME OF VITAMIN/S] AND/OR [NAME OF MINERAL/S] as listed in the Annex to Regulation (EC) No 1924/2006.  collagen formation
Vitamin C Vitamin C contributes to normal collagen formation for the normal function of cartilage The claim may be used only for food which is at least a source of vitamin C as referred to in the claim SOURCE OF [NAME OF VITAMIN/S] AND/OR [NAME OF MINERAL/S] as listed in the Annex to Regulation (EC) No 1924/2006.  collagen formation
Vitamin C Vitamin C contributes to normal collagen formation for the normal function of gums The claim may be used only for food which is at least a source of vitamin C as referred to in the claim SOURCE OF [NAME OF VITAMIN/S] AND/OR [NAME OF MINERAL/S] as listed in the Annex to Regulation (EC) No 1924/2006.  collagen formation
Vitamin C Vitamin C contributes to normal collagen formation for the normal function of skin The claim may be used only for food which is at least a source of vitamin C as referred to in the claim SOURCE OF [NAME OF VITAMIN/S] AND/OR [NAME OF MINERAL/S] as listed in the Annex to Regulation (EC) No 1924/2006.  collagen formation
Vitamin C Vitamin C contributes to normal collagen formation for the normal function of teeth The claim may be used only for food which is at least a source of vitamin C as referred to in the claim SOURCE OF [NAME OF VITAMIN/S] AND/OR [NAME OF MINERAL/S] as listed in the Annex to Regulation (EC) No 1924/2006.  collagen formation
Vitamin C Vitamin C contributes to normal energy-yielding metabolism The claim may be used only for food which is at least a source of vitamin C as referred to in the claim SOURCE OF [NAME OF VITAMIN/S] AND/OR [NAME OF MINERAL/S] as listed in the Annex to Regulation (EC) No 1924/2006.  contribution to normal energy-yielding metabolism
Vitamin C Vitamin C contributes to normal functioning of the nervous system The claim may be used only for food which is at least a source of vitamin C as referred to in the claim SOURCE OF [NAME OF VITAMIN/S] AND/OR [NAME OF MINERAL/S] as listed in the Annex to Regulation (EC) No 1924/2006.  function of the nervous system
Vitamin C Vitamin C contributes to normal psychological function The claim may be used only for food which is at least a source of vitamin C as referred to in the claim SOURCE OF [NAME OF VITAMIN/S] AND/OR [NAME OF MINERAL/S] as listed in the Annex to Regulation (EC) No 1924/2006.  contribution to normal psychological functions
Vitamin C Vitamin C contributes to the normal function of the immune system The claim may be used only for food which is at least a source of vitamin C as referred to in the claim SOURCE OF [NAME OF VITAMIN/S] AND/OR [NAME OF MINERAL/S] as listed in the Annex to Regulation (EC) No 1924/2006.  maintenance of the normal function of the immune system
Vitamin C Vitamin C contributes to the protection of cells from oxidative stress The claim may be used only for food which is at least a source of vitamin C as referred to in the claim SOURCE OF [NAME OF VITAMIN/S] AND/OR [NAME OF MINERAL/S] as listed in the Annex to Regulation (EC) No 1924/2006  protection of DNA, proteins and lipids from oxidative damage
Vitamin C Vitamin C contributes to the reduction of tiredness and fatigue The claim may be used only for food which is at least a source of vitamin C as referred to in the claim SOURCE OF [NAME OF VITAMIN/S] AND/OR [NAME OF MINERAL/S] as listed in the Annex to Regulation (EC) No 1924/2006.  reduction of tiredness and fatigue
Vitamin C Vitamin C contributes to the regeneration of the reduced form of vitamin E The claim may be used only for food which is at least a source of vitamin C as referred to in the claim SOURCE OF [NAME OF VITAMIN/S] AND/OR [NAME OF MINERAL/S] as listed in the Annex to Regulation (EC) No 1924/2006.  regeneration of the reduced form of vitamin E
Vitamin C Vitamin C increases iron absorption The claim may be used only for food which is at least a source of vitamin C as referred to in the claim SOURCE OF [NAME OF VITAMIN/S] AND/OR [NAME OF MINERAL/S] as listed in the Annex to Regulation (EC) No 1924/2006.  non-haem iron absorption
Vitamin D Vitamin D contributes to normal absorption/utilisation of calcium and phosphorus The claim may be used only for food which is at least a source of vitamin D as referred to in the claim SOURCE OF [NAME OF VITAMIN/S] AND/OR [NAME OF MINERAL/S] as listed in the Annex to Regulation (EC) No 1924/2006.  absorption and utilisation of calcium and phosphorus and maintenance of normal blood calcium concentrations
Vitamin D Vitamin D contributes to normal blood calcium levels The claim may be used only for food which is at least a source of vitamin D as referred to in the claim SOURCE OF [NAME OF VITAMIN/S] AND/OR [NAME OF MINERAL/S] as listed in the Annex to Regulation (EC) No 1924/2006.  absorption and utilisation of calcium and phosphorus and maintenance of normal blood calcium concentrations
Vitamin D Vitamin D contributes to the maintenance of normal bones The claim may be used only for food which is at least a source of vitamin D as referred to in the claim SOURCE OF [NAME OF VITAMIN/S] AND/OR [NAME OF MINERAL/S] as listed in the Annex to Regulation (EC) No 1924/2006.  maintenance of bones and teeth
Vitamin D Vitamin D contributes to the maintenance of normal muscle function The claim may be used only for food which is at least a source of vitamin D as referred to in the claim SOURCE OF [NAME OF VITAMIN/S] AND/OR [NAME OF MINERAL/S] as listed in the Annex to Regulation (EC) No 1924/2006.  Normal muscle function
Vitamin D Vitamin D contributes to the maintenance of normal teeth The claim may be used only for food which is at least a source of vitamin D as referred to in the claim SOURCE OF [NAME OF VITAMIN/S] AND/OR [NAME OF MINERAL/S] as listed in the Annex to Regulation (EC) No 1924/2006.  maintenance of bones and teeth
Vitamin D Vitamin D contributes to the normal function of the immune system The claim may be used only for food which is at least a source of vitamin D as referred to in the claim SOURCE OF [NAME OF VITAMIN/S] AND/OR [NAME OF MINERAL/S] as listed in the Annex to Regulation (EC) No 1924/2006.  Normal function of immune system and inflammation response
Vitamin D Vitamin D has a role in the process of cell division The claim may be used only for food which is at least a source of vitamin D as referred to in the claim SOURCE OF [NAME OF VITAMIN/S] AND/OR [NAME OF MINERAL/S] as listed in the Annex to Regulation (EC) No 1924/2006.  cell division
Vitamin E Vitamin E contributes to the protection of cells from oxidative stress The claim may be used only for food which is at least a source of vitamin E as referred to in the claim SOURCE OF [NAME OF VITAMIN/S] AND/OR [NAME OF MINERAL/S] as listed in the Annex to Regulation (EC) No 1924/2006.  protection of DNA, proteins and lipids from oxidative damage
Vitamin K Vitamin K contributes to normal blood clotting The claim may be used only for food which is at least a source of vitamin K as referred to in the claim SOURCE OF [NAME OF VITAMIN/S] AND/OR [NAME OF MINERAL/S] as listed in the Annex to Regulation (EC) No 1924/2006.  blood coagulation
Vitamin K Vitamin K contributes to the maintenance of normal bones The claim may be used only for food which is at least a source of vitamin K as referred to in the claim SOURCE OF [NAME OF VITAMIN/S] AND/OR [NAME OF MINERAL/S] as listed in the Annex to Regulation (EC) No 1924/2006.  maintenance of bones
Walnuts Walnuts contribute to the improvement of the elasticity of blood vessels The claim may be used only for food which provides a daily intake of 30 g of walnuts. In order to bear the claim, information shall be given to the consumer that the beneficial effect is obtained with a daily intake of 30 g of walnuts.  Improvement of endothelium-dependent vasodilation
Water Water contributes to the maintenance of normal physical and cognitive functions In order to bear the claim, information shall be given to the consumer that in order to obtain the claimed effect, at least 2,0 L of water, from all sources, should be consumed per day.  The claim may be used only on water complying with Directives 2009/54/EC and/or 98/83/EC maintenance of normal physical and cognitive functions
Water Water contributes to the maintenance of normal regulation of the body's temperature In order to bear the claim, information shall be given to the consumer that in order to obtain the claimed effect, at least 2,0 L of water, from all sources, should be consumed per day.  The claim may be used only on water complying with Directives 2009/54/EC and/or 98/83/EC maintenance of normal thermoregulation
Wheat bran fibre Wheat bran fibre contributes to an acceleration of intestinal transit The claim may be used only for food which is high in that fibre as referred to in the claim HIGH FIBRE as listed in the Annex to Regulation (EC) No 1924/2006. In order to bear the claim information shall be given to the consumer that the claimed effect is obtained with a daily intake of at least 10 g of wheat bran fibre.  reduction in intestinal transit time
Wheat bran fibre Wheat bran fibre contributes to an increase in faecal bulk The claim may be used only for food which is high in that fibre as referred to in the claim HIGH FIBRE as listed in the Annex to Regulation (EC) No 1924/2006.  Increase in faecal bulk
Zinc Zinc contributes to normal DNA synthesis The claim may be used only for food which is at least a source of zinc as referred to in the claim SOURCE OF [NAME OF VITAMIN/S] AND/OR [NAME OF MINERAL/S] as listed in the Annex to Regulation (EC) No 1924/2006.  DNA synthesis and cell division
Zinc Zinc contributes to normal acid-base metabolism The claim may be used only for food which is at least a source of zinc as referred to in the claim SOURCE OF [NAME OF VITAMIN/S] AND/OR [NAME OF MINERAL/S] as listed in the Annex to Regulation (EC) No 1924/2006.  acid-base metabolism
Zinc Zinc contributes to normal carbohydrate metabolism The claim may be used only for food which is at least a source of zinc as referred to in the claim SOURCE OF [NAME OF VITAMIN/S] AND/OR [NAME OF MINERAL/S] as listed in the Annex to Regulation (EC) No 1924/2006.  contribution to normal carbohydrate metabolism
Zinc Zinc contributes to normal cognitive function The claim may be used only for food which is at least a source of zinc as referred to in the claim SOURCE OF [NAME OF VITAMIN/S] AND/OR [NAME OF MINERAL/S] as listed in the Annex to Regulation (EC) No 1924/2006.  cognitive function
Zinc Zinc contributes to normal fertility and reproduction The claim may be used only for food which is at least a source of zinc as referred to in the claim SOURCE OF [NAME OF VITAMIN/S] AND/OR [NAME OF MINERAL/S] as listed in the Annex to Regulation (EC) No 1924/2006.  fertility and reproduction
Zinc Zinc contributes to normal macronutrient metabolism The claim may be used only for food which is at least a source of zinc as referred to in the claim SOURCE OF [NAME OF VITAMIN/S] AND/OR [NAME OF MINERAL/S] as listed in the Annex to Regulation (EC) No 1924/2006.  contribution to normal macronutrient metabolism
Zinc Zinc contributes to normal metabolism of fatty acids The claim may be used only for food which is at least a source of zinc as referred to in the claim SOURCE OF [NAME OF VITAMIN/S] AND/OR [NAME OF MINERAL/S] as listed in the Annex to Regulation (EC) No 1924/2006.  maintenance of normal serum testosterone concentrations
Zinc Zinc contributes to normal metabolism of vitamin A The claim may be used only for food which is at least a source of zinc as referred to in the claim SOURCE OF [NAME OF VITAMIN/S] AND/OR [NAME OF MINERAL/S] as listed in the Annex to Regulation (EC) No 1924/2006.  vitamin A metabolism
Zinc Zinc contributes to normal protein synthesis The claim may be used only for food which is at least a source of zinc as referred to in the claim SOURCE OF [NAME OF VITAMIN/S] AND/OR [NAME OF MINERAL/S] as listed in the Annex to Regulation (EC) No 1924/2006.  contribution to normal protein synthesis
Zinc Zinc contributes to the maintenance of normal bones The claim may be used only for food which is at least a source of zinc as referred to in the claim SOURCE OF [NAME OF VITAMIN/S] AND/OR [NAME OF MINERAL/S] as listed in the Annex to Regulation (EC) No 1924/2006.  maintenance of bones
Zinc Zinc contributes to the maintenance of normal hair The claim may be used only for food which is at least a source of zinc as referred to in the claim SOURCE OF [NAME OF VITAMIN/S] AND/OR [NAME OF MINERAL/S] as listed in the Annex to Regulation (EC) No 1924/2006.  maintenance of normal hair
Zinc Zinc contributes to the maintenance of normal nails The claim may be used only for food which is at least a source of zinc as referred to in the claim SOURCE OF [NAME OF VITAMIN/S] AND/OR [NAME OF MINERAL/S] as listed in the Annex to Regulation (EC) No 1924/2006.  maintenance of normal nails
Zinc Zinc contributes to the maintenance of normal skin The claim may be used only for food which is at least a source of zinc as referred to in the claim SOURCE OF [NAME OF VITAMIN/S] AND/OR [NAME OF MINERAL/S] as listed in the Annex to Regulation (EC) No 1924/2006.  maintenance of normal skin
Zinc Zinc contributes to the maintenance of normal testosterone levels in the blood The claim may be used only for food which is at least a source of zinc as referred to in the claim SOURCE OF [NAME OF VITAMIN/S] AND/OR [NAME OF MINERAL/S] as listed in the Annex to Regulation (EC) No 1924/2006.  fertility and reproduction
Zinc Zinc contributes to the maintenance of normal vision The claim may be used only for food which is at least a source of zinc as referred to in the claim SOURCE OF [NAME OF VITAMIN/S] AND/OR [NAME OF MINERAL/S] as listed in the Annex to Regulation (EC) No 1924/2006.  maintenance of vision
Zinc Zinc contributes to the normal function of the immune system The claim may be used only for food which is at least a source of zinc as referred to in the claim SOURCE OF [NAME OF VITAMIN/S] AND/OR [NAME OF MINERAL/S] as listed in the Annex to Regulation (EC) No 1924/2006.  function of the immune system
Zinc Zinc contributes to the protection of cells from oxidative stress The claim may be used only for food which is at least a source of zinc as referred to in the claim SOURCE OF [NAME OF VITAMIN/S] AND/OR [NAME OF MINERAL/S] as listed in the Annex to Regulation (EC) No 1924/2006.  protection of DNA, proteins and lipids from oxidative damage
Zinc Zinc has a role in the process of cell division The claim may be used only for food which is at least a source of zinc as referred to in the claim SOURCE OF [NAME OF VITAMIN/S] AND/OR [NAME OF MINERAL/S] as listed in the Annex to Regulation (EC) No 1924/2006.  DNA synthesis and cell division
Article 13(5) - Newly developed scientific evidence claims    
Nutrient substance, food or food category  Claim Conditions of use of the claim / Restrictions of use  Health relationship
Carbohydrates Carbohydrates contribute to the recovery of normal muscle function (contraction) after highly intensive and/or long-lasting physical exercise leading to muscle fatigue and the depletion of glycogen stores in skeletal muscle The claim may be used only for food which provides carbohydrates which are metabolised by humans (excluding polyols). Information shall be given to the consumer that the beneficial effect is obtained with the consumption of carbohydrates, from all sources, at a total intake of 4 g per kg body weight, at doses, within the first 4 hours and no later than 6 hours, following highly intensive and/or long-lasting physical exercise leading to muscle fatigue and the depletion of glycogen stores in skeletal muscle.
The claim may be used only for foods intended for adults who have performed highly intensive and/or long-lasting physical exercise leading to muscle fatigue and the depletion of glycogen stores in skeletal muscle. 
 
Non-digestible carbohydrates Consumption of foods/drinks containing instead of sugars induces a lower blood glucose rise after their consumption compared to sugar-containing foods/drinks. In order to bear the claim, sugars should be replaced in foods or drinks by non-digestible carbohydrates, which are carbohydrates neither digested nor absorbed in the small intestine, so that foods or drinks contain reduced amounts of sugars by at least the amount referred to in the claim REDUCED [NAME OF NUTRIENT] as listed in the Annex to Regulation (EC) No 1924/2006.   
“Non-fermentable” carbohydrates Consumption of foods/drinks containing instead of fermentable carbohydrates contributes to the maintenance of tooth mineralisation. In order to bear the claim, fermentable carbohydrates (1**) should be replaced in foods or drinks by non-fermentable carbohydrates (2***) in such amounts that consumption of such foods or drinks does not lower plaque pH below 5,7 during and up to 30 minutes after consumption. (1**) Fermentable carbohydrates are defined as carbohydrates or carbohydrate mixtures as consumed in foods or beverages that lower plaque pH below 5,7, as determined in vivo or in situ by plaque pH telemetry tests, by bacterial fermentation during and up to 30 minutes after consumption. (2***) Non-fermentable carbohydrates are defined as carbohydrates or carbohydrate mixtures as consumed in foods or beverages that do not lower plaque pH, as determined in vivo or in situ by plaque pH telemetry tests, below a conservative value of 5,7 by bacterial fermentation during and up to 30 minutes after consumption.   
Creatine Daily creatine consumption can enhance the effect of resistance training on muscle strength in adults over the age of 55. Information shall be provided to the consumer that:
the claim is tarteting adults over the ag of 55, who are engagted in regular resistance training,
the bneficial effect is obtaine with a daily intake of 3 g of creatine in conjunction with resistance training, which allows an increase in the workload over time and which should be performed at least three times per week for several weeks, at an intensity of at leat 65 % - 75 % of one repetition maximum load*

The claim may be used only for foods targeting adults over the age of 55, who are engagd in regular resistance training.

*Repetition maximum loead is the maximum weight or force an individual can exert in a single lift. 
 
Lactitol Lactitol contributes to normal bowel function by increasing stool frequency The claim may be used only for food supplements which contain 10 g of lactitol in a single daily quantified portion. In order to bear the claim, information shall be given to the consumer that the bneficial effeft is obtained by consuming 10 g of lactitol in one daily dose.

The claim shall not be used for foods targeting children. 
 
Sugar beet fibre Sugar beet fibre contributes to an increase in faecal bulk The claim may be used only for food which is high in that fibre as referred to in the claim HIGH FIBRE as listed in the Annex to Regulation (EC) No 1924/2006   
Article 14(1a) - Reduction of disease risk claims    
Nutrient substance, food or food category  Claim  Conditions of use of the claim / Restrictions of use / Reasons for non-authorisation  Health relationship
Calcium and vitamin D Calcium and vitamin D help to reduce the loss of bone mineral in post-menopausal women. Low bone mineral density is a risk factor for osteoporotic bone fractures The claim may be used only for food supplements which provide at least 400 mg of calcium and 15 μg of vitamin D per daily portion.

Information shall be given to the consumer that the claim is specifically intended for women 50 years and older and the beneficial effect is obtained with a daily intake of at least 1 200 mg of calcium and 20 μg of vitamin D from all sources.
For food supplements with added calcium and vitamin D the claim may be used only for those targeting women 50 years and older 
 
Calcium Calcium helps to reduce the loss of bone mineral in post-menopausal women. Low bone mineral density is a risk factor for osteoporotic bone fractures The claim may be used only for food which provides at least 400 mg of calcium per quantified portion. Information shall be given to the consumer that the claim is specifically intended for women 50 years and older and the beneficial effect is obtained with a daily intake of at least 1 200 mg of calcium from all sources.
For foods with added calcium the claim may be used only for those targeting women 50 years and older 
 
Vitamin D Vitamin D helps to reduce the risk of falling associated with postural instability and muscle weakness. Falling is a risk factor for bone fractures among men and women 60 years of age and older. The claim may be used only for food supplements which provide at least 15 μg of vitamin D per daily portion.
Information shall be given to the consumer that the beneficial effect is obtained with a daily intake of 20 μg of vitamin D from all sources.
For food supplements with added vitamin D the claim may be used only for those targeting men and women 60 years and older 
 
Monounsaturated and/or polyunsaturated fatty acids Replacing saturated fats with unsaturated fats in the diet has been shown to lower/reduce blood cholesterol. High cholesterol is a risk factor in the development of coronary heart disease The claim may be used only for food which is high in unsaturated fatty acids, as referred to in the claim HIGH UNSATURATED FAT as listed in the Annex to Regulation (EC) No 1924/2006.

The claim may only be used on fats and oils 
 
Folic Acid Supplemental folic acid intake increases maternal folate status. Low maternal folate status is a risk factor in the development of neural tube defects in the developing foetus. The claim may be used only for food supplements which provide at least 400 μg of folic acid per daily portion.
Information shall be provided to the consumer that the target population is women of child-bearing age and the beneficial effect is obtained with a supplemental folic acid daily intake of 400 μg for at least one month before and up to three months after conception. 
 
Barley beta-glucans Barley beta-glucans has been shown to lower/reduce blood cholesterol. High cholesterol is a risk factor in the development of coronary heart disease Information shall be given to the consumer that the beneficial effect is obtained with daily intake of 3 g of barley beta-glucan.
The claim can be used for foods which provide at least 1 g of barley beta-glucan per quantified portion. 
 
Barley beta-glucans Barley beta-glucans has been shown to lower/reduce blood cholesterol. High cholesterol is a risk factor in the development of coronary heart disease. Information shall be given to the consumer that the beneficial effect is obtained with a daily intake of 3 g of barley beta-glucan.
The claim can be used for foods which provide at least 1 g of barley beta-glucan per quantified portion. 
 
Chewing gum sweetened with 100% xylitol Chewing gum sweetened with 100% xylitol has been shown to reduce dental plaque. High content/level of dental plaque is a risk factor in the development of caries in children Information to the consumer that the beneficial effect is obtained with a consumption of 2-3g of chewing gum sweetened with 100% xylitol at least 3 times per day after the meals   
Oat beta-glucan Oat beta-glucan has been shown to lower/reduce blood cholesterol. High cholesterol is a risk factor in the development of coronary heart disease Information shall be given to the consumer that the beneficial effect is obtained with a daily intake of 3 g of oat beta-glucan.



The claim can be used for foods which provide at least 1g of oat beta glucan per quantified portion. 
 
Plant stanol esters Plant stanol esters have been shown to lower/reduce blood cholesterol. High cholesterol is a risk factor in the development of coronary heart disease. Information to the consumer that the beneficial effect is obtained with a daily intake of 1,5-3 g plant stanols. Reference to the magnitude of the effect may only be made for foods within the following categories: yellow fat spreads, dairy products, mayonnaise and salad dressings. When referring to the magnitude of the effect, the range "7 % to 10 %" for foods that provide a daily intake of 1,5-2,4 g plant stanols or the range "10 %-12,5 %" for foods that provide a daily intake of 2,5-3 g plant stanols and the duration to obtain the effect "in 2 to 3 weeks" must be communicated to the consumer.   
Plant sterols/Plant stanol esters Plant sterols and plant stanol esters have been shown to lower/reduce blood cholesterol. High cholesterol is a risk factor in the development of coronary heart disease. Information to the consumer that the beneficial effect is obtained with a daily intake of 1,5-3 g plant sterols/stanols. Reference to the magnitude of the effect may only be made for foods within the following categories: yellow fat spreads, dairy products, mayonnaise and salad dressings. When referring to the magnitude of the effect, the range "7 % to 10 %" for foods that provide a daily intake of 1,5-2,4 g plant sterols/stanols or the range "10 % to 12,5 %" for foods that provide a daily intake of 2,5-3 g plant sterols/stanols and the duration to obtain the effect "in 2 to 3 weeks" must be communicated to the consumer.   
Plant sterols: Sterols extracted from plants, free or esterified with food grade fatty acids. Plant sterols have been shown to lower/reduce blood cholesterol. High cholesterol is a risk factor in the development of coronary heart disease. Information to the consumer that the beneficial effect is obtained with a daily intake of 1,5-3 g plant sterols. Reference to the magnitude of the effect may only be made for foods within the following categories: yellow fat spreads, dairy products, mayonnaise and salad dressings. When referring to the magnitude of the effect, the range "7 % to 10 %" for foods that provide a daily intake of 1,5-2,4 g plant sterols or the range "10 % to 12,5 %" for foods that provide a daily intake of 2,5-3 g plant sterols and the duration to obtain the effect "in 2 to 3 weeks" must be communicated to the consumer.   
Sugar-free chewing gum Sugar-free chewing gum helps neutralise plaque acids. Plaque acids are a risk factor in the development of dental caries. Information shall be given to the consumer that the beneficial effect is obtained with chewing of 2-3 g of sugar-free chewing gum for 20 minutes, at least three times per day after meals.   
Sugar-free chewing gum Sugar-free chewing gum helps reduce tooth demineralisation. Tooth demineralisation is a risk factor in the development of dental caries. Information shall be given to the consumer that the beneficial effect is obtained with chewing of 2-3 g of sugar-free chewing gum for 20 minutes, at least three times per day after meals.   
Article 14(1b) - Children's development or health claims    
Nutrient substance, food or food category  Claim Conditions of use of the claim / Restrictions of use  Health relationship
Calcium and vitamin D Calcium and vitamin D are needed for normal growth and development of bone in children The claim can be used only for food which is at least a source of calcium and vitamin D as referred to in the claim SOURCE OF [NAME OF VITAMIN/S] AND/OR [NAME OF MINERAL/S] as listed in the Annex to Regulation 1924/2006.   
Calcium Calcium is needed for normal growth and development of bone in children. The claim can be used only for food which is at least a source of calcium as referred to in the claim SOURCE OF [NAME OF VITAMIN/S] AND/OR [NAME OF MINERAL/S] as listed in the Annex to Regulation 1924/2006.   
Docosahexaenoic acid (DHA) Docosahexaenoic acid (DHA) intake contributes to the normal visual development of infants up to 12 months of age. Information shall be given to the consumer that the beneficial effect is obtained with a daily intake of 100 mg of DHA. When the claim is used on follow-on formula, the food shall contain at least 0,3 % of the total fatty acids as DHA.   
Docosahexaenoic acid (DHA) Docosahexaenoic acid (DHA) maternal intake contributes to the normal brain development of the foetus and breastfed infants. Information shall be given to pregnant and lactating women that the beneficial effect is obtained with a daily intake of 200 mg of DHA in addition to the recommended daily intake for omega-3 fatty acids for adults, i.e.: 250 mg DHA and EPA.

The claim can be used only for food which provides a daily intake of at least 200 mg DHA 
 
Docosahexaenoic acid (DHA) Docosahexaenoic acid (DHA) maternal intake contributes to the normal development of the eye of the foetus and breastfed infants. Information shall be given to pregnant and lactating women that the beneficial effect is obtained with a daily intake of 200 mg of DHA in addition to the recommended daily intake for omega-3 fatty acids for adults, i.e.: 250 mg DHA and eicosapentaenoic acid (EPA).

The claim can be used only for food which provides a daily intake of at least 200 mg DHA. 
 
α-linolenic acid (ALA) & linoleic acid (LA), essential fatty acids Essential fatty acids are needed for normal growth and development of children. Information to the consumer that the beneficial effect is obtained with a daily intake of 2 g of α-linolenic acid (ALA) and a daily intake of 10 g of linoleic acid (LA).   
Iodine Iodine contributes to the normal growth of children The claim can be used only for food which is at least a source of iodine as referred to in the claim SOURCE OF [NAME OF VITAMIN/S] AND/OR [NAME OF MINERAL/S] as listed in the Annex to Regulation (EC) No 1924/2006   
Iron Iron contributes to normal cognitive development of children The claim can be used only for food which is at least a source of iron as referred to in the claim SOURCE OF [NAME OF VITAMIN/S] AND/OR [NAME OF MINERAL/S] as listed in the Annex to Regulation (EC) No 1924/2006   
Phosphorus Phosphorus is needed for the normal growth and development of bone in children The claim can be used only for food which is at least a source of phosphorus as referred to in the claim SOURCE OF [NAME OF VITAMIN/S] AND/OR [NAME OF MINERAL/S] as listed in the Annex to Regulation 1924/2006   
Protein Protein is needed for normal growth and development of bone in children. The claim can be used only for food which is at least a source of protein as referred to in the claim SOURCE OF PROTEIN as listed in the Annex to Regulation 1924/2006.   
Vitamin D Vitamin D contributes to the normal function of the immune system in children. The claim may be used only for food which is at least a source of vitamin D as referred to in the claim SOURCE OF [NAME OF VITAMIN/S] AND/OR [NAME OF MINERAL/S] as listed in the Annex to Regulation (EC) No 1924/2006.   
Vitamin D Vitamin D is needed for normal growth and development of bone in children. The claim can be used only for food which is at least a source of Vitamin D as referred to in the claim SOURCE OF [NAME OF VITAMIN/S] AND/OR [NAME OF MINERAL/S] as listed in the Annex to Regulation 1924/2006.   

 

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