Health Claims

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Health claims are regulated based on the body of scientific evidence available. Regulatory agency approvals are required in order to make health claims.

  • Asia Pacific
    • Limited general level health claims are permitted e.g. protein for growth and development
    • Reduced allergenicity can be highlighted for some formulations e.g. Singapore
    • Nutrient content claims are permitted for vitamin and minerals
  • Europe
    • Health claims are established and are constantly updated. In general, separate health claims are approved for infants or young children
  • Middle East and Africa
    • Health claims are established and are constantly updated
  • North America
    • USFDA and Health Canada have several approved health claims based on the body of evidence; however these are constantly being updated and do not generally refer to infants
  • Latin America
    • Limited general level health claims are permitted however, this is similar to Europe and claims are generally not permitted on foods for infants and young children