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EC launches EU health claims ‘fitness check’; nutrient profiles and botanicals targeted

The European Commission has launched a ‘fitness check/roadmap’ with a special focus on the EU’s botanical health claims imbroglio and the nutrient profile of foods able to bear health claims. Both issues remain unresolved under EU health claim laws introduced in July 2007.

EC launches EU health claims ‘fitness check’; nutrient profiles and botanicals targeted
EFSA delivers long-awaited safety assessment despite data craters

EFSA on insects: Pathogens harmful to humans most likely from farming

The European Food Safety Authority (EFSA) has said insect pathogens potentially harmful to humans are most likely to come from rearing and processing not intrinsically associated with the insect itself – but huge gaps in data remain. 

Over 1/3 of fish oil fisheries poorly managed: Report

Over one third or 3.5 million tonnes of fish stocks destined for fish oil supplements are ‘poorly managed’, a sustainability report of 24 fisheries has found. 

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NutraIngredients Awards return bigger and better in 2016

After a successful launch at Vitafoods in Geneva in May, the independent NutraIngredients Awards return in 2016 with more awards and even better representation of the genuine diversity of the world of nutrition.

‘Heal all’ herb shows cognitive health benefits, for mice at least

Daily consumption of extracts from Prunella vulgaris var. lilacina may enhance cognitive function in lab mice, says a new study from South Korea.

Tate & Lyle trading update suggests firm are ‘in line’ with outlook

UK-based food ingredients firm Tate & Lyle said trading performance in the first half of the year was in line with expectations, and that guidance for the full year remains unchanged.

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