The National Institute of Foods and Nutrition (INAN), a branch of the Ministry of Health of Paraguay, launched a public consultation on requirements for modified foodstuffs regarding their lactose content.
The proposal would introduce the specific conditions for products to bear the following claims:
- Lactose-free: for products with a quantity of lactose not greater than 100 mg in 100 g or ml.
- Low-lactose: products containing between 100 and 250 mg of lactose in 100 g or ml.
- Lactose-reduced: the lactose content is from 250 mg to 1 g in 100 g or ml of product.
If approved, it would the draft regulation would enter into enforce 6 months after publication. Comments will be received until 27 December 2021.
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