Legal Framework

Legal Framework

TDRs and MRPs are governed by European legislation and relevant international and national standards. While TDRs are regulated through Regulation on Foods for Specific Groups (609/2013/EU), MRPs are regulated under general food law and can bear specific claims, also regulated by EU provisions.

Nutritional requirements for TDRs are currently provided by the Energy Restricted Diets Directive 96/8/EC which will be replaced by Commission Delegated Regulation 2017/1798 supplementing Regulation (EU) No 609/2013 of the European Parliament and of the Council as regards the specific compositional and information requirements for total diet replacement for weight control.