European Commission (EC) Directive 2013/46/EU amends Directive 2006/141/EC, releasing the protein requirements for infant formula and follow-up formula which are to be manufactured only from protein sources.
The protein sources as defined in the directive are:
- Cow's milk proteins
- Soya protein isolates, alone or in mixture
- Protein hydrolysates
Member States of the European Union (EU) are required to apply the provisions of this Directive in national law by February 28, 2014.