Directive 2009/39 EC regulates foodstuff for particular nutritional uses i.e. PARNUTS is the EU term for foods prepared for particular nutritional purposes (intended for people with disturbed metabolism, or in special physiological conditions, or for young children), also called dietetic foods.

This category contains 3 product categories:

  • Sports nutrition (hyperlink til sportsnutrition)
  • Weight management products (hyperlink til weight management)
  • Food for infants and follow-on formulae

Furthermore a sub-category (with its own directive) exists.

Food for Special Medical Purposes, in short FSMP, with a legislation somewhat similar to the US medical food. This category is intended for patients and not for healthy people.

FSMP is possibly the most interesting category right now provided your product is designed especially for the purpose.