Food for Special Medical Purposes

Medical nutrition products, also known as Foods for Special Medical Purposes (FSMPs), are used in all healthcare settings across Europe.

They are used by those with chronic medical conditions, or people suffering or recovering from serious illness, and represent a vital element of patient care.

Around 40% of adult hospital patients in the EU are malnourished; a burden which cost estimates put at 120 billion euro. FSMPs play a vital role in helping to manage disease-related malnutrition in patients in a range of healthcare settings and can help to reduce hospital stays.