Functional foods and supplements are as successful as the claims they can make. But new health claim regulations in Europe, and a tightening regulatory environment in the US can make it hard to know how messages must be communicated without overstepping the line.
Saturated fatty acids shouldn’t be avoided as they don't cause cardiovascular disease - but 'excess' is the important word, says a human nutrition expert.
Daily doses of probiotics plus vitamin C can reduce flu incidence and missed school days by more than 30%, according to researchers.
South Korea’s probiotic segment has been growing at around 30% over the last two years, and according to one international bioscience major, this lightning rate should continue for another year.
Consumption of freeze-dried mango may reduce blood glucose levels for obese individuals, according to researchers.
The EU’s strict nutrition and health claims regulation (NHCR) which has barred all probiotic claims means 'living microorganism'-based products could be easier to bring to market as drugs, a 4-year-old...
The European Food Safety Authority has extended the period of public consultation on its discussion paper ‘Transformation to an Open EFSA’ by a month.
The new European Commission’s ‘better regulation’ mission must keep consumer welfare in mind and not translate to a “one-sided reduction” for businesses, the European Consumer Organisation (BEUC) has warned....
The just-formed Global Nutrition & Health Alliance (GNHA) is tackling intake levels for vitamin D and omega-3 as the group formed by medical and health experts kicks into life.
Lithuanian politician Vytenis Andriukaitis will be the next commissioner for health and food safety, according to an official announcement today which saw several structure changes to the cabinet.
BASF and Stepan Lipid Nutrition have submitted a joint EU health claim to say the firms’ conjugated linoleic acid brands contribute to body fat mass reduction.
A company promoting healthy teas has been slammed by the Advertising Standards Authority (ASA) after falling foul of the EU's nutrition and health claims regulation (NHCR).
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Policies governing nutrient and health claims, labeling and use of mascots on breakfast cereals in New Zealand need a serious re-think, researchers say.
Planning, wording and relevant science are the keys to fibre health claim success in the EU, researchers have found after scrutinising the European Food Safety Authority (EFSA) approach to hydrocolloids.
The University of Bonn is asking all European Union food sector stakeholders to give input into the effect the EU nutrition and health claim regulation (NHCR) is having on innovation...
The European Commission this week issued a report that found evidence lacking for the ability of most food supplements to benefit Europe’s burgeoning elderly population.
Soy-based phosphatidylserine may normalise the stress reactions of the nervous system and hormone glands in highly stressed males, according to research.
Evidence is lacking to support vitamin and mineral supplementation’s role in active healthy ageing (AHA) “at this stage” an EC report has concluded. But it did not rule out their role completely....
The EU nutrition and health claims regulation (NHCR) put many health-related product marketeers noses out of joint. But having survived two years since legislative enforcement, are we now witnessing a...
DSM Nutritional Products (DNP) is not abandoning its folic acid (vitamin B9) offering but has added a high-end, folate form aimed at global supplement and food makers in a deal...
Whey protein drinks may help people with type 2 diabetes control erratic glucose levels, according to research.
Dietary capsaicin – the active ingredient found in chilli peppers – may trigger a reaction that reduces the risk of colorectal tumours, according to Californian research on mice.
Mixing alcohol with energy drinks or other caffeinated beverages across different doses may not alter the awareness of intoxication as previously suggested, according to a meta-analysis.