MNI and SNE welcome the Environment Committee’s support of the Delegated Regulation on Food for Special Medical Purposes
Medical Nutrition International Industry (MNI) and Specialised Nutrition Europe (SNE) welcome the decision made today by the European Parliament’s Committee on the Environment, Public Health and Food Safety to support the Delegated Regulation on food for special medical purposes (FSMPs), after the objection to this Regulation was rejected by the Committee on 14 January 2016.
The new rules laid down in the FSMP Delegated Regulation complement the provisions of the Food for Specific Groups Regulation (EU 609/2013) to ensure appropriate requirements for the composition, labelling and communication of FSMPs, including those intended for infants.
These new rules are the result of extensive consultations between the European Commission, Member States and interested parties. They are proportionate and appropriate to the specificities of the FSMP category.
MNI and SNE look forward to the formal adoption and implementation of the Delegated Regulation on FSMPs.
The Medical Nutrition International Industry (MNI) is an international trade association comprised of six member companies that offer specialized nutritional solutions, including oral nutritional supplements, tube feeding and parenteral (intravenous) nutrition, that are designed to meet the diverse nutritional needs of patients. MNI is dedicated to advancing better care through better nutrition, across all ages and healthcare settings. Although based in Europe, MNI’s reach is global. MNI works with stakeholders from a variety of geographies and healthcare systems to ensure that medical nutrition becomes an integral part of patient care.
Specialised Nutrition Europe (SNE) is the trade association representing the interests of the specialised nutrition industry across the European Union. SNE members are the national associations of 17 EU Member States and their members are the companies producing tailor made dietary solutions for populations with very specific nutritional needs including infants and young children, patients under medical supervision, sportspeople, overweight and obese consumers, and those suffering from coeliac disease.