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Collagen claims only skin deep: UK ad body

The UK’s Advertising Standards Authority (ASA) has told a company selling collagen supplements to change its efficacy health claims about cosmetic effects on hair, skin and nails.

What's so super? UK ad body busts Organic Burst superfood claims

The UK’s Advertising Standards Authority (ASA) has ruled against superfood claims made by Organic Burst World, saying the company failed to back the wording with specific authorised health claims....

Industry backs ban of online junk food ads for children

Industry has given its support to a new ruling by the UK's Committee of Advertising Practice (CAP) on marketing junk food to children that will increase restrictions to cover non-broadcast media, including...

India’s new functional food and supplements rules: The key requirements every firm needs to know

The Food Safety and Standards Authority of India (FSSAI) has issued its long-awaited rules for functional foods and supplements – publishing a 79-page set of criteria on its website.

Mixed anti-doping messages: Call to address hypocritical sports supplement sponsorship

There is a huge hypocritical disconnect between the advice given by some sports clubs against supplement use and the sponsorship deals they sign, says certification body Informed-Sport.

EU Court of Justice 'complicates' multipack food labelling, says lawyer

An EU Court ruling, which states nutrition information on multipack products must also appear on each individual item, contradicts EU law, a food law expert has said.

EU health coalition calls for 6am-11pm ban on junk food advertising

A coalition of European health organisations is campaigning for later watershed times and restricted product placement for adverts and television marketing unhealthy food and alcohol.  

Future policy challenges: Global and local food; a weak EU and ‘phood’

Risk assessment, early warning for emerging hazards and official controls and inspections are areas where the EU legislative framework needs to be strengthened to deal with future issues, according to...

Developing countries with high TB burden need ‘oral vaccine’ of a balanced diet

To ‘continue neglecting nutrition’ is incompatible with the World Health Organization’s goal of reducing tuberculosis (TB) by 90% by 2035, a leading academic from India has claimed.

Despite generally good reputation, Peruvian anchovy fishery still not MSC certified

The vast majority of the world’s supply of omega-3 fatty acids comes from the Peruvian anchovy fishery.  As the fishery recovers from depressed stocks caused by an El Niño event,...

LGC seals third deal in a month with BRC Global Standards acquisition

Private equity backed LGC has splashed the cash for the third time in a month to acquire BRC Global Standards.

No grain, no gain: Dutch consumer group fights 'misleading' whole-grain products

Dutch consumer association, Consumentenbond, is fighting for tougher regulations on products claiming to be whole-grain as it says manufacturers are deliberately misleading consumers in their labelling.

Heinz forced to can baked beans ad for 'encouraging dangerous behaviour'

KraftHeinz has been forced to withdraw a television advert for baked beans by the UK's advertising authority as it encouraged "behaviour that is prejudicial to health"....

ASA U-turn: Omega Pharma ruling reversed after UK medicines agency input

The UK Advertising Standards Authority (ASA) has reversed its ruling against healthcare company Omega Pharma following previously omitted advice from the UK’s medicines regulator.

Nutrition and food firms urged to step up to the plate over UN’s Sustainable Development Goals

Nutrition has the power to make or break the vast majority of the UN’s Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) – but not enough nutrition or food firms are pledging to help solve...

EFSA warns additive may bring adults over the magnesium limit

Trimagnesium dicitrate anhydrous (TMDC) is a safe stabiliser and anticaking agent in solid and chewable food supplements, but consuming too much may take adults over safe upper limits set for...

Novel fungi antioxidant l-ergothioneine is safe: EFSA

The European Food Safety Authority (EFSA) has said l-ergothioneine is safe for use in food and supplements in a novel food evaluation that settles EU member state fears it may...

UK law seeks to close infant & follow-on formula ‘loopholes’

A UK bill seeking to close infant and follow-on formula regulation ‘loopholes’ has been unanimously endorsed by Parliament’s House of Commons.

Report urges UK to improve poor breastfeeding support

Scotland and Northern Ireland have made improvements in policies that encourage women to continue breastfeeding but England and Wales still lag behind, according to scorecards in a report from the...

Commission’s anticipated nano definition delayed

The European Commission’s much-anticipated definition of engineered nanomaterial has been pushed back, but is still expected this year.  

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Your thoughts on Trump's triumph: From 'authoritarian tactics' to 'a thriving business environment'

Brash, billionaire businessman Donald Trump is America's president elect. While some FoodNavigator readers foresee "authoritarian tactics" from "an unpredictable man" others are looking forward to "a thriving business environment" for the US and Europe. ...

Censoring choice? SNE concerned about Romanian infant formula plans

Restricting mothers’ access to information about infant formula may have negative public health consequences, trade group Specialised Nutrition Europe (SNE) has said following a draft Romanian law banning the marketing...

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EFSA publishes novel food guide as centralised system kicks in

The European Food Safety Authority (EFSA) has published guidance documents on what it will look for in novel food applications under new EU rules.

Botanicals progress: EU Health Commissioner promises solution in his time

The European Commissioner for health and food safety has said a public consultation on how best to deal with botanical health claims will be launched by the end of this...

When is a non-digestible carbohydrate a prebiotic?

Several health claims have been approved in Europe for prebiotic fibre ingredients, but none of the functionality has been directly attributed to their prebiotic properties.