Protein-free and low-protein products are classed as foods for special medical purposes under Directive 1999/21/CE, implemented by Decree No. 57 of the President of the Republic on 20 March 2002.
These products are specially formulated and are manufactured in a specific way, and are recommended for the diet-based treatment of certain disorders. As such, their composition is specifically designed to meet the nutritional needs of their target consumers. In particular, they feature a low and controlled amount of protein, phosphorus, sodium, phenylalanine and tyrosine.
These products must be used under medical supervision, and may not be used as your sole source of nutrition.
WHAT ARE PROTEIN-FREE AND LOW-PROTEIN PRODUCTS?
(Annex 4 of the Memorandum of 5 November 2009 from the Ministry of Labour, Health and Social Policies):
Protein-free products: substitutes for ordinary foods with significant plant-derived protein content, such as bread, pasta, biscuits, bakery products and the like, which have a residual protein content of no more than 1%.
Low-protein products: substitutes for ordinary foods with significant plant-derived protein content, such as bread, pasta, biscuits, bakery products and the like, which have a protein content of more than 1% but less than 2%.
Substitutes for protein-rich drinks, even those containing animal-based protein: these products can be classed as protein-free if the residual protein content is no higher than 0.5g%.
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