Foodstuffs for particular nutritional use
Foodstuffs for particular nutritional uses (PARNUT) are foodstuffs which, owing to their special composition or manufacturing process, are clearly distinguishable from foodstuffs for normal consumption.
Due to these differences in the composition or the manufacturing process, foodstuffs for particular nutritional uses are suitable to persons whose digestive processes or metabolism are disturbed or persons who are in a special physiological condition and who are therefore able to obtain special benefit from controlled consumption of certain substances in foodstuffs.
Foodstuffs for particular nutritional uses include, among others, foods for infants and young children, gluten-free foods, low-lactose and lactose-free foods. Foodstuffs for particular nutritional uses also include e.g. dietary foods for special medical purposes and some products designed for weight control and for sportsmen.
For more information in Finnish:
- Elintarviketieto-opas (Eviran ohje 17068/1)