Foods for infants and young children containing probiotics

Published 17.11.2014     Modified 04.12.2014

The NFSA has made decisions prohibiting infant formulae and follow-on formulae and processed cereal-based foods and baby foods (weaning food) containing probiotics on the grounds that they did not fulfill the requirements to safety and suitability for the specific group they were intended for.

The decisions have been based on risk assessments from the Norwegian Scientific Committee for Food Safety (VKM).

The VKM has made the following assessments:

The VKM has published guidelines for risk assessment of probiotic products in food:

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