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Table 2

Health claims authorised for fatty acids and pregnancy, lactation or for children, with conditions of use.

Nutrient Claim (authorised wording) Conditions of use 
Docosahexaenoic acid (DHA) Docosahexaenoic acid (DHA) maternal intake contributes to the normal brain development of the foetus and breastfed infants Information shall be given to pregnant and lactating women that the beneficial effect is obtained with a daily intake of 200 mg of DHA in addition to the recommended daily intake for omega-3 fatty acids for adults, i.e.: 250 mg DHA and EPA. The claim can be used only for food which provides a daily intake of at least 200 mg DHA
Docosahexaenoic acid (DHA) Docosahexaenoic acid (DHA) maternal intake contributes to the normal development of the eye of the foetus and breastfed infants Information shall be given to pregnant and lactating women….a daily intake of 200 mg of DHA in addition to the recommended daily intake for omega-3 fatty acids for adults, i.e.: 250 mg DHA and eicosapentaenoic acid (EPA). The claim can be used only for food which provides a daily intake of at least 200 mg DHA
α-linolenic acid (ALA) & linoleic acid (LA), essential fatty acids Essential fatty acids are needed for normal growth and development of children Information to the consumer that the beneficial effect is obtained with a daily intake of 2 g of α-linolenic acid (ALA) and a daily intake of 10 g of linoleic acid (LA)
Docosahexaenoic acid (DHA) Docosahexaenoic acid (DHA) intake contributes to the normal visual development of infants up to 12 months of age Information shall be given to the consumer that the beneficial effect is obtained with a daily intake of 100 mg of DHA. When the claim is used on follow-on formula, the food shall contain at least 0.3% of the total fatty acids as DHA

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