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.
A new, natural-source beta-carotene formulation for coloring and fortifying food and beverages has been launched by DSM Nutritional Products.
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.
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,...
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...
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...
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.
Moderate consumption of oily fish may reduce the risk of developing dysfunction in the heart muscle by 50 per cent, says a new study.
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...
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...
Opposition to a patent held by global krill leader, Neptune Technologies and Bioressources, has been upheld by the European Patent Office (EPO).
Supply of the salts needed for vitamin C manufacture is detrimentally affecting India’s vitamin C sector, according to reports.
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.
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...
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.
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...
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.
Norwegian firm Aker BioMarine claims a fund from a government agency will go towards the further substantiation of the health benefits of its krill oil extract.
With ‘healthy’ populations identified as the ideal for the European Food Safety Authority’s health claims, NutraIngredients asks Yakult – what exactly is healthy?
As the 100 delegates filed away into the misty Brussels night, Stephen Daniells and Shane Starling took a moment to share their thoughts on the NutraIngredients Health Claims 2010 conference.
Aker BioMarine said it has won EU Novel Foods approval for its omega-3 ingredient Superba Krill Oil, enabling it to be sold in the 27 countries in the EU bloc.
Increased intake of coffee may reduce the risk of lethal and advanced prostate cancers by 60 per cent, according to new findings from the US.
Producing randomized clinical trials is never an inexpensive endeavour, but increasingly stringent criteria mean companies are facing tough choices on whether to pursuer innovation, says DSM Nutritional Products.
Selenium-based antioxidant supplements may prevent the development of new colon polyps in people with a history of polyp formation, says a new study.
Fatty food rather than obesity in itself affected the ability of animals in a study to fight off sepsis caused by bacteria, claims a doctoral thesis from Sweden.