Enrichissement des lait infantile
par DHA/ARA
recommandations
groupe GFHGNP
Echange
17 Octobre 2017
15h30 – 17h
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European Parliament
07/27/2016
European Parliament trying to redefine/put
in order wide set of regulations to govern
infants food.
New regulation launched recently,
specifically for infant formulas.
New requirements on composition, and
some novel specifications on advertising
ØAttempt to foster and defend breastfeeding.
Which are the changes introduced
by the new regulation?
In 2013: general requirements, composition and
information for every category of infant foods
(Regulation 609/2013).
From 2016 onwards: new regulations to
complement and tackle the specific composition
and information requirements for 2 particular
infant food categories:
infant formula and follow-on formula (Regulation
2016/127)
food for special medical purposes (Regulation
2016/128).
DHA
According to these new regulations,
Noteworthy novelty, minimum required
quantity of docosahexaenoic acid (DHA)
added must be 20 mg /100 kcal for all
formulas intended for infants from the
moment of birth (Regulation 2016/127
Øamount greater than the current one in
most commercial formulas.
When are the new regulations
entering into force?
Infant formulas must meet all these
requirements by 2019 and 2020
(Regulation 128 and 127, respectively)
Protein hydrolysates by 2021.
Food for special medical purposes by
2020.
DHA
LCPUFAs
- (n-3 DHA and n-6
arachidonic acid (ARA)
- Structural lipids of cell
membrane
- High level in central
nervous system and
retina
- Essential for
neurodevelopment and
visual function
DHA sources
DHA present
In oily fish (salmon, tuna and mackerel), algal
and fish oil-based supplements
In breastmilk (depending on mother’s diet),
In meat and eggs (low levels)
DHA added into some infant and follow-on
formulas
DHA sourced from fish oil and algae.