Download the ISDI brochure on Foods for Special Medical Purposes
This brochure provides the international background regarding Foods for Special Medical Purposes (FSMP) based on THE STANDARD FOR THE LABELLING OF AND CLAIMS FOR FOODS FOR SPECIAL MEDICAL PURPOSES – CODEX STAN 180-1991 which defines the category at international level.
The brochure is for general information purpose and aims to facilitate the reading and understanding of:
- THE CODEX STANDARD FOR THE LABELLING OF AND CLAIMS FOR FOODS FOR SPECIAL MEDICAL PURPOSES – CODEX STAN 180-1991
- The FSMP section of the CODEX STANDARD FOR INFANT FORMULA AND FORMULAS FOR SPECIAL MEDICAL PURPOSES INTENDED FOR INFANTS – CODEX STAN 72-1981
- THE CODEX STANDARD FOR FORMULA FOODS FOR USE IN VERY LOW ENERGY DIETS FOR WEIGHT REDUCTION – CODEX STAN 203-1995
The brochure can be used as a support for Food Business Manufacturers as educational material (e.g. internal trainings) or as a background element for discussions with national authorities regarding Foods for Special Dietary Uses (FSDU) and Foods for Special Medical Purposes which are a category of FSDU. The brochure does not consider the specific regulations of FSDU, FSMP or other specialised nutrition products in each country and should not be considered in isolation.
This guidance document is intended to provide information on Foods for Special Medical Purposes (FSMP) in the context of the Codex Alimentarius. It is for general information purposes only and does not constitute legal or other professional advice. It does not replace the relevant Codex Standards and should be read in conjunction with all the relevant texts at Codex Alimentarius level.
The information provided is without prejudice to national regulations and interpretations. A full and updated list of Codex texts (standards, guidelines and codes of practice) contained within this document can be found on the Codex website.