Authorized health and nutrition claims are listed in Annex XIII of the Ordinance on Foodstuffs Information.
V. NUTRITION CLAIMS
Pursuant to Article 29, nutrition claims are claims presented in the form of message or representation including graphics or symbols, whichever the form is, which state, suggest or imply that a foodstuff possesses particularly beneficial and positive nutritional properties.
Such claims shall refer to the increased or reduced energy content of the foodstuff, nutrients or other substances listed in Annex X or if these rules cannot be applied that the foodstuff has enough that produces a nutritional or physiological effect scientifically recognized.
Authorized nutrition claims may only be used if they comply with the limitations presented above and if they are listed in Annex XIII.
Pursuant to Article 30, comparative nutrition claims may only be made between foodstuffs from the same categories taking into consideration a range of products from a given category. Difference in the energy content and the nutrient level shall be stated.
VI. HEALTH CLAIMS
Pursuant to Article 31, health claims are claims presented in the form of message or representation including graphics or symbols, whichever the form is, which state, suggest or imply that a foodstuff or one of its components has a relation to health.
Health claims are only authorized if they are listed in Annex XIV since they have been granted authorization from the Federal Office for food security and veterinary affairs (OSAV).
Health claims shall refer to the role played by the nutrient or substance in the growth, development and functions of the body, or its psychological and behavioral functions or in slimming or weight control, reduction of the feeling of hunger, to an increase in the feeling of fullness or to a reduction in the energy value of the diet.