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Dispatches from the NI Health Claims 2010 conference

Health claims threaten prebiotic innovation: Scientist

Concerns abound that the approach of the European Food Safety Authority towards health claims may stifle innovation and science, none more so than for prebiotics, says a leading researcher.

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Time to speed sustainable palm oil supply

Global food giants have vowed to source all their palm oil sustainably by 2015 – but consumer pressure could grease the wheels for more rapid change.

ANH going global with US merger

Pan-European better nutrition advocate, the Alliance for Natural Health (ANH), has merged with the American Association for Health Freedom (AAHF) to form the Alliance for Natural Health International.

Shea tree extract can reduce osteoarthritis linked inflammation, study

An extract of Vitellaria paradoxa called SheaFlex 70 could have potential for joint health according to the results of an Australian study that indicated a range of anti-inflammatory and chondroprotective...

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Jubilant plans new niacinamide facility

Jubilant Organosys will build a new niacinamide and 3-Cyanopyridine plant to cater for growing demand in the drug and nutrition industries.

Rousselot builds bone health science behind collagen

A hydrolysed collagen ingredient may boost bone health and help reduce the risk of osteoporosis, says a new study from France.

Aker krill injunction appeal dismissed by German court

A local district court has ruled that Norwegian krill supplier, Aker Biomarine, misrepresented its European Union novel foods status at the Food Ingredients Europe (FIE) trade show in Frankfurt in...

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Leatherhead welcomes Provexis health claim wording

The chief executive of UK-based food research institute, Leatherhead Food International has welcomed the belated arrival of health claim wording from the European Commission for Provexis’s tomato extract.

DSM launches new natural beta-carotene coloring

A new, natural-source beta-carotene formulation for coloring and fortifying food and beverages has been launched by DSM Nutritional Products.

Dispatches from the NI Health Claims 2010 conference

Trade groups gain long awaited EC health claims hearing

Europe's leading trade groups are set for a meeting with the European Commission to discuss their concerns over the health claims assessment, and EFSA's reluctance to engage in dialogue.

Dispatches from the NI Health Claims 2010 conference

Article 13.4 offers rejected health claims hope

European Union health claims handed negative opinions by the European Food Safety Authority (EFSA) may be able to resubmit data under an article of the nutrition and health claims regulation,...

Provexis tomato extract claim approved by EC

More than six months after receiving a positive health claim opinion from the European Food Safety Authority (EFSA) linking its tomato extract to blood circulation benefits, UK biotech firm Provexis...

Soft enforcement of EU vitamin ban legislation urged

Industry representatives are urging soft enforcement of pending regulation that amends the EU Supplements Directive of 2002 and bans the sale of any vitamin and mineral not on a new...

Dispatches from the NI Health Claims 2010 conference

Free speech argument a "possible avenue": UK lawyer

Making claims based on non-conclusive but still substantial science is a "possible avenue" since denying a 'maybe' claim may challenge free speech rights, says a UK lawyer.

Sea of science deepens for fish heart benefits

Moderate consumption of oily fish may reduce the risk of developing dysfunction in the heart muscle by 50 per cent, says a new study.

Russia not so different from EU

The main consumer trends in Russia are parallel to those in Europe, says Fortitech Europe’s managing director: Health and nutrition are of prime concern, and baby boomers bring opportunities in...

Dispatches from the NI Health Claims 2010 conference

Are health claims suppressing free speech?

US attorney Jonathan Emord draws parallels between his experiences in the US challenging the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) and the current health claims situation in Europe on the basis...

European krill patent revoked

Opposition to a patent held by global krill leader, Neptune Technologies and Bioressources, has been upheld by the European Patent Office (EPO).

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Indian vit C market suffers Beijing hangover

 Supply of the salts needed for vitamin C manufacture is detrimentally affecting India’s vitamin C sector, according to reports.

NHS 'functional foods' dietician exonerated

British National Health Service dietician, Katie Peck who faced a disciplinary hearing conducted by the Health Professions Council (HPC) for alleged incompetence after recommending functional foods has been exonerated.

DHA revisions offer hope to health claim rejections

The affirmation that the omega-3 DHA can benefit cognitive and eye health offers hope to previously rejected claims. And it's business as usual regarding the overall health claims process, despite...

Coffee, tea may slash diabetes risk: Meta-analysis

Drinking three to four coffee and tea may reduce the risk of developing diabetes by 25 per cent, says a new review and meta-analysis of the data to date.

Dispatches from the NI Health Claims 2010 conference

Lawyer cites 'free speech' as basis for legal action on claims

Legal action to challenge the strict claims assessment process enshrined in the EU health claims Regulation could be pursued on the grounds of free speech, according to a leading US...

Omega-3, 6 and 9 form wins EU novel foods approval

The European/Asian arm of Canadian fatty acid specialist, Bioriginal, has gained a European Union novel foods approval for echium oil after demonstrating safety to European authorities.

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