The European Commission has approved the health claim "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 beneficial effect is obtained by consuming 10 g of lactitol in one daily dose. The claim may not be used for foods targeting children.
The health claim follows the recent novel food authorization of lactitol of 13 March 2017.