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ANH: EU health claims legal action not necessary if trade groups had lobbied harder

The Alliance for Natural Health International (ANH-Int) has taken a swipe at trade groups in the UK, the Netherlands and elsewhere for their part in the predicament that has led...

EFSA in 2011: 658 scientific outputs; €1.98m in cost savings

The European Food Safety Authority  produced 658 scientific opinions, reports, guidance documents and statements ranging from health claim opinions to animal safety assessments to sweeteners and bisphenol A missives.

Food supplements are safest foodstuffs: Report

Food supplements and herbal products are the safest bodily inputs with the risk of death of using them less than 1 in 10 million, about as likely as being struck...

Polyphenol-rich olive oil blazes trail in functional foods market with OxLDL cardio health message

The creators of OliveHeart, a novel polyphenol-rich extra virgin olive oil claimed to help reduce oxidized LDL ‘bad’ cholesterol - a key risk factor for atherosclerosis - are promising to...

Indonesian herbal diabetic drug to target EU and Asia

Indonesian herbal drug specialist Dexa Laboratories will push its natural diabetic product into European and wider Asian markets, following success in its domestic market.

Jersey and Guernsey to adopt EU food supplements laws

The European islands of Guernsey and Jersey are working together to bring them into compliance with European Union laws on claims, labelling and formulation.

Fonterra ordered to amend ‘misleading’ online dairy nutrition claims

Fonterra has been forced to make changes to its website, after the New Zealand Advertising Standards Authority concluded that the dairy exporter had milked several nutritional claims.

Food industry health claims legal challenge has “some force”: Lawyer

European Union food law experts say the legal challenge to the EU nutrition and health claims regulation (NHCR) mounted yesterday by two trade groups and three companies had some merit,...

Nutrient profiling debate reignites

DG Sanco has reignited the nutrient profiling debate by initiating a consultation with other parts of the European Commission to test support for it to set nutrient profiles under health...

Major Dutch and UK groups sue EU over health claim laws

Food supplement and healthy food groups in the UK and the Netherlands have appealed to EU courts to annul the recently approved ‘Permitted List Regulation’ that wrote into law 222...

Doomed: EU soy-cholesterol health claims after appeal fails

The European Food Safety Authority (EFSA) appears to have nailed shut the door for soy-cholesterol reducing health claims in the European Union, after dismissing a series of formal objections to...

EFSA to host health conference in Copenhagen next week

The European Food Safety Authority (EFSA) will host a health claims seminar in Copenhagen next week in conjunction with the National Food Institute at the Technical University of Denmark.

Health and cereal go hand-in-hand, says Kellogg

The Kellogg Company is pushing its updated research compendium spanning scientific research that plugs the health benefits of cereals as a breakfast choice.

Selenium-enriched food EU health approval should drive consumer knowledge, says Alltech

In the health claims flurry the EU approved four associated with the consumption of eggs, meat and dairy products enriched with organic selenium via animal feed; a law Alltech says...

EFSA will complete final “50+” second-chance claims at next plenary

The European Food Safety Authority (EFSA) health claims panel will issue opinions on more than 50 health claim dossiers re-submitted to it in 2011.

EFSA appoints 176 new scientists including new NDA panel

The European Food Safety Authority (EFSA) has announced the 176 scientists who will take seats on its various panels and committees for the next three years, including the notorious health...

EFSA speaks on disputed lutein claims: Only “normal vision” eligible

The European Food Safety Authority (EFSA) has responded to industry bafflement about why it did not assess submitted eye health claims for the carotenoid, lutein, by saying the submitted claims...

UK university backed to locate probiotic mechanisms of action

UK researchers have begun a project investigating probitoic mechanisms in the gut and have been joined by a consortium called Food and Drink iNet.

Merck multivitamins reap EFSA-backed fatigue-fighting marketing boost

The UK Advertising Standards Authority (ASA) has confirmed that a Merck-owned UK food supplement manufacturer was justified in making fatigue reduction claims for a multivitamin containing eight European Food Safety...

EFSA health claim opinion

Prunes can help bowel movement after all, says EFSA in about face

The re-evaluation of studies dating back to 1991 for a rejected health claim dossier has convinced the European Food Safety Authority (EFSA) that prunes can aid bowel movement after all.

Dispatches from Vitafoods Europe 2012

New Frutarom health chief: We can learn from BASF-Cognis “concept selling”

The new chief of Frutarom’s Health Division says the Israeli-Swiss flavours, fragrances and ingredients firm can learn something about ‘concept marketing’ from the many years he spent at former employer,...

Leatherhead’s ‘mega-healthy’ meal satisfies health claims

A ‘mega-healthy’ airline meal has been created by Leatherhead Food Research (LFR), which satisfies all 222 Article 13.1 health claims approved by the European Commission (EC) last month.

Dispatches from Vitafoods Europe 2012

Kaneka oils CoQ10 market without heart health claims

Japanese CoEnzymeQ10 leader, Kaneka, is finding success in new product formats like olive oil for the heart health nutrient, even as its health claims have joined the long list of...

Nestlé centralises all clinical research in new centre

New research unit will help Nestlé quest for health claims gold

Nestlé is now  'better armed' to gun for EFSA approved health claims approvals, after the company centralised its clinical research efforts at a new unit in Lausanne, Switzerland.

EFSA rejects Lactobacillus casei probiotic gut health claim

The European Food Safety Authority (EFSA) this week rejected 74 probiotic health claim dossiers it had been sent for a second reading after many of them were initially turned down...