Notice On A Weight-Loss Diet Products

Original Language Title: Bekendtgørelse om slankekostprodukter

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Overview (table of contents)



Annex 1



The main components of food with reduced energy content





Annex 2



Overview of amino acid needs The full text of the Executive order on slankekostprodukter1)

Under section 7, section 8, paragraph 2, article 11, paragraph 2, § 15, § 16, § 17, § 19, § 37, section 49, paragraph 1, and section 60, paragraph 3, of the law on food, see. lovbekendtgørelse nr. 820 of 1. July 2011, fixed: Definitions



§ 1. By slim diet products means: custom made food which, when used in accordance with the manufacturer's instructions, may constitute the daily diet or parts of it.

(2). Slim diet products can be divided into two categories: 1) Products presented as a replacement for the whole of the daily diet.

2) Products presented as a replacement for one or more meals of the daily diet.

Requirements for the composition of the



§ 2. Slim diet products shall comply with the compositional requirements, which are listed in annex 1.

(2). Paragraph 1 may be waived in the case of products for which the European Commission pursuant to article 4, paragraph 2, of Directive 2009/39/EC has granted temporary permission for marketing.

§ 3. Nutrients, there is added weight-loss diet products shall comply with the requirements for identity and purity, which is laid down in the notice on the addition of nutrients to foods.

Product designation, labelling, marketing and advertising



§ 4. Products referred to in article 1, paragraph 2, no. 1, to be sold under the brand name ' Diet replacement for weight control '.

§ 5. Products referred to in article 1, paragraph 2, no. 2, to be sold under the brand name ' meal replacement for weight control '.

§ 6. Slim diet products, in addition to comply with the General provisions on labelling be tagged with the following: 1) A numerical form, per specified quantity of the product ready for use as proposed for consumption, of the a) energy value expressed in kilojoules (kJ) and kilocalories (kcal), b) content of protein, carbohydrate and fat content, and (c)) the average quantity of each mineral substance and vitamin set out in item 5 of annex 1.

2) the necessary instructions for correct preparation of the product and an indication of the importance of following those instructions.

3) an indication that the product can act as a laxative, if use of the product in accordance with the manufacturer's instructions result in a daily intake of polyols in excess of 20 g per day.

4) an indication of the importance of ensuring an adequate daily fluid intake.

§ 7. Dietary substitutions for weight control must also be marked with 1) a statement that the product provides adequate amounts of all nutrients that are needed to cover the daily needs, and 2) a statement that the product should not be used more than 3 weeks without medical control.

§ 8. Meal replacements for weight control must also be marked with 1) an indication that the product has the desired effect as part of an energy-poor diet, 2) an indication of the fact that other foods should be included in this diet, and 3) information on the content of vitamins and minerals specified in paragraph 5 of annex 1, expressed as a percentage of the recommended daily allowance (RDA) as provided for in annex 1 of the Executive order on nutrition labelling of foodstuffs.

§ 9. It is forbidden to enter the speed or the amount of weight loss which may result from the application of the weight-loss diet products, labelling of products, on product packaging or in advertising for the weight-loss diet products.

§ 10. The individual components of the diet substitutions for weight control is to be sold in the same packaging.

Punishment and the entry into force of



§ 11. Violation of sections 2-9 or section 10 is punished by a fine.

(2). The penalty can rise to imprisonment for up to 2 years if the infringement was committed intentionally or through gross negligence, and there in the infringement is 1) caused damage to the health or caused danger for doing so, or 2) achieved or intended an economic advantage for the person himself or others, including savings.

(3). That can be imposed on companies, etc. (legal persons) criminal liability in accordance with the provisions of the criminal code 5. Chapter.

§ 12. The notice shall enter into force on 14 July. December 2012.

(2). At the same time repealed Executive Order No. 1101 of 26. November 2012 on slim diet products.

DVFA, the 7. December 2012 P.D.V. Hanne L/Anette Flensburg



Annex 1 major components in foods with reduced energy content

The following specifications refer to the products ready for use and marketed as such or reconstituted as instructed by the manufacturer.

1. Energy 1.1. In diet substitutions for weight control must not be less than 3 360 kJ energy content (800 kcal) and shall not exceed 5 040 kJ (1 200 kcal) for the total daily ration.

1.2. In meal replacements for weight control must not be less than 840 kJ energy content (200 kcal) and shall not exceed 1 680 kJ (400 kcal) per meal.

2. Protein 2.1. In diet substitutions for weight control and meal replacements for weight control protein content must not be less than 25% and not more than 50% of the total energy content. In diet substitutions for weight content protein content must under no circumstances be over 125 g per daily ration.

2.2. These provisions refers to protein, if chemical index is the same as the FAO/WHO (1985) reference protein, as listed in annex 2. If the chemical index is below 100% of the reference protein, nutritional value of the protein should be increased. In any case, the protein's chemical index shall be at least 80% of the reference protein.

2.3. The ' chemical index ' shall mean the lowest ratio between the test protein content of each of the essential amino acids and reference of the protein content of the corresponding amino acids.

2.4. In any event, the addition of amino acids is permitted only in order to improve the nutritional value of the protein, and then only in the conditions required for that purpose.

3. Fat 3.1. The amount of energy derived from fat shall not exceed 30% of the total energy content.

3.2. The linoleic acid (in the form of glycerides) in diet substitutions for weight control must not be less than 4.5 g/daily ration.

3.3. The linoleic acid (in the form of glycerides) in meal replacements for weight control must not be less than 1 g per meal.

4. Dietary Fiber

In diet substitutions for weight management dietary fibre content must not be less than 10 g and not more than 30 g per daily ration.

5. Vitamins and minerals 5.1. Dietary substitutions for weight control must be as a replacement for the whole of the daily diet at least: 100% of the quantities laid down in the table, vitamins and minerals.

5.2. Meal replacements for weight control must contain at least 30% of the quantities specified in table 1 vitamins and minerals per meal. However, potassium quantity per meal, which are derived from these products, shall be at least 500 mg.

Table 1



Vitamin A (µg RE)1)





700







Vitamin D (µ g)





5







Vitamin E (mg-TE)2)





10







Vitamin C (mg)





45







Thiamin (mg)





1.1







Riboflavin (mg)





1.6







Niacin (mg-NE)3)





18







Vitamin B6 (mg)





1,5







Folic acid (µ g)





200







Vitamin B12 (µ g)





1.4







Biotin (µ g)





15







Pantothenic acid (mg)





3







Calcium (mg)





700







Phosphorus (mg)





550







Potassium (mg)





3 100







Iron (mg)





16







Zinc (mg)





9.5







Copper (mg)






1.1







Iodine (µ g)





130







Selenium (µ g)





55







Sodium (mg)





575







Magnesium (mg)





150







Manganese (mg)





1









1) Retinolækvivalent (RE), 1 RE = 1 mg retinol 6 mg of beta carotene.



2) α-tocopherolækvivalent (alpha-TE), 1 α-TE = d-α-tocopherol 1 mg.



3) Niacinækvivalent (NE), 1 NE = 1 mg niacin = 60 mg tryptophan.













Annex 2 Overview of amino acid needs 1) g/100 g protein









Cystine + methionine





1.7







Histidine





1.6







Isoleucine





1.3







Leucine





1.9







Lysine





1.6







Phenylalanine + tyrosine





1.9







Threonine





0.9







Tryptophan





0.5







Valine





1.3









1) World Health Organization. Energy and protein requirements. Reports of a Joint FAO/WHO/UNU Meeting. Geneva: World Health Organization, 1985. (WHO Technical Report Series; 724.)









Official notes 1) Ordinance contains provisions that implement Commission Directive 96/8/EC of 26. February 1996 on foods intended for use in energy-restricted diets for weight reduction, the official journal 1996 L 55, page 22, as amended by Commission Directive 2007/29/EC of 30. May 2007 amending Directive 96/8/EC as regards the labelling or packaging of foods for use in energy-restricted diets for weight loss or advertising for these, the official journal of the European Union 2007, L 139, page 22-23.