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EFSA health claim opinions - article 13, batch 4

EFSA issues batch four of article 13 health claims

The European Food Safety Authority’s health claims panel this morning issued 442 fresh article 13 general function health claim opinions, causing a run on its site that crashed it for...

Vitabiotics: ASA refused EFSA’s positive vitamin B12 brain health opinion

UK food supplements manufacturer Vitabiotics says the UK advertising watchdog rejected as evidence a positive EFSA health claim opinion for vitamin B12 and brain function it submitted to back claims...

Chr Hansen plans to re-submit probiotic for 13.5 claim

Chr Hansen is anticipating a negative opinion on its 13.1 health claim submission for its BB12 probiotic this week, due to lack guidance from EFSA when it was made, and...

MEPs authorise omega-3 infant eye health claim

Members of the European Parliament (MEPs) have today narrowly rejected a motion to prohibit a European Food Safety Authority (EFSA) and European Commission (EC)-approved DHA omega-3 eye health claim on...

South African research body seeks cash to fund fresh probe into Hoodia bioactive

Researchers in South Africa remain confident that P57 – the active component in Hoodia gordonii at the centre of an ill-fated partnership between Unilever and UK life sciences firm...

Danisco forms pine-sourced phytosterol partnership

Scandinavian ingredients giant Danisco has signed a “long term” deal to market globally the free and esterified phytosterol offerings of US firm Arboris.

'Eye' or 'nay': For or against the DHA infant eye claim?

Just as with the 2006 nutrition and health claim regulation (NHCR) itself, next week's European Parliament (EP) vote on whether to allow products aimed at 6-12 month old infants to...

Lobbying intensifies ahead of MEP omega-3 infant health claim vote

Lobbying is ratcheting up ahead of next week's European Parliament (EP) vote on whether to permit a European Food Safety Authority (EFSA) and European Commission (EC)-approved claim linking omega-3 form...

Breast may be best but don’t block omega-3 infant formula claims, says practitioner

The late move by a European Parliament committee to block the addition of DHA omega-3 claims to baby milk products across the EU bloc, would be a triumph of politics...

Taste still trumps health for functional food acceptance: Survey

When it comes to deciding whether to purchase functional foods, ‘the principal considerations still do not pertain to health, but rather taste and price’ according to a new consumer study.

China tightens raw materials laws for supplements makers

Dietary supplement manufacturers operating in China will have to do more to guarantee the quality of their supply chains, after Chinese authorities imposed new quality control regulations last week.

Danish authorities clamp down on in-store supplement marketing

A campaign by the Danish Food Administration is seeking to curb misleading marketing of dietary supplements in retail stores, with random inspections and fines for the worst offenders.

Is there greater freedom in health care professional health claim comms?

Food companies may have greater freedom in communicating the healthful benefits of foods and supplements to health care professionals (HCPs) than exist under the nutrition and health claims regulation (NHCR),...

EFSA health claims panellist edits probiotic claims book

European Food Safety Authority (EFSA) health claim panellist, professor Seppo Salminen, has co-edited a book investigating probiotic science and health claims, with a focus on regional differences.

UK watchdog censors immunity, eye, memory ads

The UK Advertising Authority (ASA) has ruled an email campaign for a magnesium supplement made misleading immunity claims.

ASA attacked over CAM health claim expertise

The UK Advertising Standards Authority (ASA) does not have the scientific know-how to deliver health claim marketing verdicts in the botanicals area, according to a natural health lobby group.

Refining the omega-3 ‘policy gap’ that feeds global deficiencies

The omega-3 industry must devote more resources to lobbying and educating government, health care professionals and the general public to help plug a ‘policy gap’ that is contributing to a...

Positive mind-set may lead to exaggerated health claim perception, suggests study

Consumers with a positive view of functional foods are likely to have an exaggerated understanding of the health claims such products carry, according to new research.

Provexis hopes new functional ingredients will rocket

Provexis is drawing closer to the commercialisation of many of its functional food ingredients, chief executive Stephen Moon told Food Manufacture.

Veteran probiotic researcher says EFSA’s Danone rejection is ‘difficile’ to accept

A 25-year probiotic research veteran says the European Food Safety Authority (EFSA) rejection of a diarrhoea C. difficile-reducing health claim for Danone drinking yoghurt Actimel was flawed because it failed...

Probiotic academics turn up political health claim heat

A recently established group of global gut health academics is sending letters to Members of the European Parliament (MEPs) as well as national government politicians as the group attempts to...

Danone demands EFSA reveal “minority opinions” in Actimel health claim rejection response

Global probiotics leader Danone has written a 14-page response to the European Food Safety Authority (EFSA) in which it accuses the Parma-based agency of ignoring positive trial data and demands...

Applicants “likely” to sue over EFSA water-dehydration claim rejection

The German lawyer and professor of nutrition who three years ago submitted a European Union health claim linking drinking water and dehydration say it is “more than likely that we...

UK man gets six months for selling illegal herbal supplements

A UK man has been handed a six months suspended prison sentence and 200 hours of community service for selling illegal herbal supplements.

GOED names expanded board of directors

The Global Organization for EPA and DHA (GOED) has announced its second board expansion within a year with EPAX’s Baldur Hjaltason (pictured) moving from vice-chair to chair to replace Croda’s...

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