EFSA has launched a public consultation on its draft scientific opinion on the safety and suitability of follow-on formulae with a protein content of at least 1.6 g/100 kcal which is lower than the levels permitted under current EU legislation.
EFSA considered follow-on formulae made from various protein sources. The Authority concludes that follow-on formula made from cow’s milk protein or goat’s milk protein with a protein content of at least 1.6 g/100 kcal, but otherwise complying with relevant EU legislation, is safe and suitable for infants living in Europe.
The available data did not allow EFSA to establish the safety and suitability of follow-on formulae with a similar protein content made from soy protein isolates or protein hydrolysates.
EFSA invites interested parties to submit written comments by 3 March 2017.