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Parliamentary questions
15 September 2006
P-3246/2006
Answer given by Mr Kyprianou on behalf of the Commission

The general food legislation(1) provides the framework for the regulation of asses’ milk used as a food within the European Community.

Commission Directive 91/321/EEC of 14 May 1991 on infant formulae and follow-on formulae(2) includes rules on the protein sources that may be used in the manufacture of formulae intended to satisfy the particular nutritional requirements of infants and young children. Based on the scientific advice of the Scientific Committee for Food, the provisions of the legislation permits the use of protein sources based on cows’ milk, soya protein isolates and hydrolysed protein. The Commission is not aware of any request for asses’ milk to be evaluated as a protein source in formulae intended for infants.

Regarding claims about the particular properties of asses’ milk, the recently approved regulation on nutrition and health claims made on food provides the possibility for interested stakeholders to follow the procedure foreseen for the consideration for approval of relevant claims under the regulation.

Given the nature of the product, it is possible that there might not be a history of significant human consumption as a food. Therefore, asses’ milk might require a safety assessment under the Novel Food Regulation, before it may be placed on the market in the EU as food.

In Community regulations on milk, the species of animal from which the milk comes is generally not mentioned. The specifications given in agricultural legislation are justified by the application of specific market management measures (for example, milk quotas apply to cows’ milk only), and certain support measures for cheese also differentiate between different milk origins.

Milk for human consumption complies only with health requirements. Milk from different species may be marketed with an indication of the species.

There is therefore no need for specific legislation on asses’ milk.

(1)Regulation (EC) No 178/2002 of the Parliament and of the Council of 28 January 2002 laying down the general principles and requirements of food law, establishing the European Food Safety Authority and laying down procedures in matters of food safety, OJ L 31, 1.2.2002. Regulation as last amended by Regulation (EC) No 1642/2003 of the Parliament and of the Council of 22 July 2003, OJ L 245, 29.9.2003.
(2)OJ L 175, 4.7.1991. Directive as last amended by Commission Directive 2003/14/EC (OJ L 41, 14.2.2003, p. 37).

OJ C 329, 30/12/2006
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