Arla Foods receives regulatory nod from EU

22-Mar-2023

This came before the European Food Safety Agency (EFSA) published an opinion that Peptigen IF-3080 ­was safe and suitable

Arla Foods receives regulatory nod from EU

Peptigen IF-3080, one of Arla Foods Ingredients’ protein hydrolysates for infant formula, has received final EU approval. 

In February 2022, the EU introduced new regulations requiring evaluation of the safety and suitability of all protein hydrolysates used in formulas. 

Shortly afterwards, the European Food Safety Agency (EFSA) published an opinion that Peptigen IF-3080 ­was safe and suitable for use in formulas and follow-on formulas in the EU. It was one of only a few milk protein hydrolysates to achieve this status.

Now the product has been included in the Commission Delegated Regulation (EU) 2016/7 – the final step necessary for it to be used in infant and follow-on formulas sold across the EU.

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Anders Steen Jørgensen, Head of Arla Foods Ingredients’ Paediatric Business Unit, said: “It’s great news that Peptigen IF-3080 has completed its journey to market in the EU. Safety and quality are of course paramount in infant nutrition, and this decision reflects our absolute commitment to the highest possible standards. We believe it will benefit manufacturers developing innovative products, as well as increasing the choice of high-quality formula available to parents.”

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