ENSA, the European Natural Soyfoods Manufacturers Association, supports the harmonisation of rules for the labelling of lactose-free products at EU level. ENSA would like to stress how important it is that products for normal consumption, such as soyfoods and other plant-based foods with similar usage and purpose as dairy, can also indicate suitability. Lactose-free labelling of naturally lactose free food products is providing consumers with useful information and ensuring an equal treatment between similar products. ENSA therefore calls for lactose-free labelling rules which would allow products which are NATURALLY free from lactose such as soy-based food and other plant-based food to be labelled as such.

ENSA position on EU rules on lactose-free labelling