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What are foodstuffs intended for particular nutritional uses?

Foodstuffs intended for particular nutritional uses are defined by Decree No 54/2004 Coll.,   on foodstuffs intended for particular nutritional uses and on the method of their use, as amended.  

This involves foodstuffs which are intended for nutrition use stipulated by this Decree and which are marketed with a specified purpose of use (Section 1, paragraph 2 of the Decree). Section 2 of the Decree defines categories of foodstuffs intended for particular nutritional uses:

  1. Infant formulae and follow-on formulae and foodstuffs for young children  
  2. Foodstuffs for cereal nutrition and other than cereal nutrition foodstuffs for infants and young children
  3. Low-energy foodstuffs intended for body weight loss (so called foodstuffs for weight-reduction diets)
  4. Foods for special medical purposes
  5. Phenylalanine-free foodstuffs  
  6. Gluten-free foodstuffs
  7. Foodstuffs intended for persons with saccharide-metabolism disorders (diabetic patients)
  8. Foodstuffs with low content of lactose or lactose-free foodstuffs
  9. Low-protein foodstuffs
  10. Foodstuffs with low and very low content of sodium or sodium-free foodstuffs
  11. Foodstuffs intended for sportsmen and persons with increased physical activity