Food for specific groups are EU-regulated and have to comply with the FSG Regulation (609/2013).
The regulation aims to protect specific vulnerable groups of consumers (infants and young children, people with specific medical conditions and people undertaking energy-restricted diets to lose weight) by regulating the content and marketing of food products specifically created for and marketed to them.
Under the regulation there are four categories of foods:
- Infant formula and follow-on formula
- Processed cereal-based food and baby food
- Food for special medical purposes
- Total diet replacement for weight control
In Denmark, there is no national legislation for these products.