NEW HEALTH CLAIM ON LACTITOL APPROVED

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.