Scientific Opinion on the substantiation of a health claim related to "complex carbohydrates" and "contribute to satiety" pursuant to Article 14 of Regulation (EC) No 1924/2006

complex carbohydrates, satiety, infants, children, health claims
First published in the EFSA Journal
5 May 2014
Adopted
9 April 2014
Type
Scientific Opinion

Abstract

Following an application from Specialised Nutrition Europe (formerly IDACE), submitted for authorisation of a health claim pursuant to Article 14 of Regulation (EC) No 1924/2006 via the Competent Authority of France, the EFSA Panel on Dietetic Products, Nutrition and Allergies (NDA) was asked to deliver an opinion on the scientific substantiation of a health claim related to “complex carbohydrates” and “contribute to satiety”. The claimed effect proposed by the applicant is “contribute to satiety” and the proposed target population is infants and young children from birth to three years of age. The Panel considers that the information provided by the applicant does not establish that an increase in satiety is a beneficial physiological effect for infants and young children. The Panel concludes that a cause and effect relationship has not been established between the consumption of “complex carbohydrates” and a beneficial physiological effect for infants and young children in the context of this application.

Substances

Panel members at the time of adoption

Carlo Agostoni, Roberto Berni Canani, Susan Fairweather-Tait, Marina Heinonen, Hannu Korhonen, Sébastien La Vieille, Rosangela Marchelli, Ambroise Martin, Androniki Naska, Monika Neuhäuser-Berthold, Grażyna Nowicka, Yolanda Sanz, Alfonso Siani, Anders Sjödin, Martin Stern, Sean (J.J.) Strain, Inge Tetens, Daniel Tomé, Dominique Turck and Hans Verhagen
Panel on Dietetic Products, Nutrition and Allergies
Contact
nda [at] efsa.europa.eu
doi
10.2903/j.efsa.2014.3652
EFSA Journal 2014;12(5):3652
Question Number
On request from
Competent Authority of France following an application by Specialised Nutrition Europe (formerly IDACE)