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Opinión de la EFSA en relación al establecimiento de perfiles nutricionales

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Which foods may carry nutrition and health claims? EFSA provides scientific advice to assist policy makers

The Nutrition (NDA)1 Panel of Europe's food safety watchdog delivered today scientific advice to assist the European Commission and Member States in defining nutrient profiles -- conditions concerning the nutrient content of foods-- for foods bearing nutrition and health claims. The Panel has defined scientific criteria that could be utilised by EU policy makers in assessing which foods may carry nutrition and health claims. The Panel concluded that the main scientific consideration in establishing nutrient profiles is the potential of a food to adversely affect overall dietary balance, as defined by nutrient intake recommendations. The dietary role of different food groups must also be taken into account and the nutrient profiles should be consistent with food-based dietary guidelines established in EU Member States.