Q & A

Questions & Answers for the European Guidelines?

As you have learned in our last news there has been a first publication on the European Guidelines. As you have been reading this first publication we believe that there are some questions that might have come up. This is why we have put together the first Questions & Answers for the European Guidelines. We want to give you the opportunity to submit questions to us. The most popular questions will be answered by the experts responsible for writing the guidelines. Please submit your questions until March 3rd. We will be working on answering your questions later in March. So keep an eye on …

European Guidelines for Phenylketonuria Published

The European Society for Phenylketonuria and Allied Disorders Treated as Phenylketonuria (E.S.PKU) is very happy to announce that the European Guidelines for Phenylketonuria have been published in The Lancet Diabetes & Endocrinology. Getting to this point has taken many years of preparation. First in the line was the publication of Closing Gaps in Care. This showed the great need for European Guidelines. Treatment for Phenylketonuria is very different in Europe although it’s always the same disease. After the publication of Closing Gaps in Care the delegates of the E.S.PKU published the Consensus Paper in Orphanet Journal of Rare Diseases. This voices the patients need …

Latest developments on the review of the EU legislation on dietary food (FSMP)

New rules for Food for Special Medical Purposes (FSMP) have passed the EU Parliament A delegated regulation on FSMP will complement the provisions on the Food for Specific Consumer Groups Regulation (EU 609/2013) to ensure appropriate requirements for the composition, labelling and communication of FSMPs and thereby shall guarantee availability and perceptibility of low protein food for dietary management of Phenylketonuria and allied disorders In early 2015 we reported on the current review of EU legislation on dietary food: the former Directive 2009/39/EC (framework directive) has been repealed by a new Regulation (EU) 609/2013 on Food for Specific Consumer Groups (FSG) …

Review of EU legislation on dietary food

Review of EU legislation on dietary food could mean a significant backward step for the treatment and management of Phenylketonuria (PKU) On March 28th, 2105 the Spring Meeting of the European Society for Phenylketonuria and Allied Disorders took place in Berlin, Germany. 24 delegates from 13 national PKU Associations took part and discussed the latest political developments. PKU patients have to follow a strict low protein diet supplemented by an amino acid replacement. They have to calculate the intake of Phenylalanine to avoid any health problems related to the disease. Therefore quantitative labelling of Phenylalanine is crucial for their daily …