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EFSA boosts Toothfriendly developing world dental campaign

The 20-year-old non-profit group, Toothfriendly, says its efforts to promote dental health have been boosted by recent European Food Safety Authority (EFSA) positive opinions – including non-European, developing world nations.

EFSA HEALTH CLAIM OPINIONS - ARTICLE 13, BATCH 6

EFSA finishes 2758-strong, article 13 health claim job with soy isoflavone rejection

The European Food Safety Authority has completed the gargantuan task of assessing thousands of general function, article 13 health claims with a controversial soy isoflavone rejection featuring in its last...

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Kraft chews on article 13.5 glycaemic health claim win

Kraft Foods Europe is the second company to win a positive article 13.5 proprietary and emerging science health claim opinion from the European Food Safety Authority (EFSA) with a submission...

Antibiotics better for UTIs than cranberry, but may increase drug resistance, say researchers

Antibiotics may achieve better results at preventing recurrent urinary tract infections, but they also increase the risk of antibiotic resistance three-fold, according to new research.

Ingredia on rejected peptide claims: “Nothing to do with us”

French supplier Ingredia has distanced itself from recently rejected casein tryptic hydrolysate (peptide) stress reduction health claims.

EFSA health claim opinion

EFSA rejects kids' probiotic gut health claim

EFSA’s Panel on Dietetic Products, Nutrition and Allergies (NDA) has turned down a probiotic-children’s gut health claim from Italian company Centro Sperimentale del Latte because of non-characterised strains and a...

EFSA health claim opinions

EFSA rejects collagen joint health claim; accepts L-tyrosine

The European Food Safety Authority (EFSA) has rejected an article 13.5 health claim submission from German company Gelita that sought to link collagen consumption and joint health.

Soy story 2: Rejected soy players resubmit cholesterol health claim

Just days after its soy protein-cholesterol reduction health claim was writ into the European Union register of rejected claims, the soy industry has re-entered the game with a fresh submission...

Are meaningless ‘commodity health claims’ flooding European shelves?

European food makers are beginning to utilise positive article 13, general function health claim opinions issued by the European Food Safety Authority (EFSA), precipitating a flood of potentially meaningless claims,...

Prospects brighter for 'Toothfriendly' logo on EFSA backing

Prospects look brighter for the “Toothfriendly” logo in Europe following positive opinions from the European Food Safety Authority (EFSA) for Toothfriendly International’s claims under article 13.1 of European health claims...

EFSA health claim opinions

EFSA delivers sports market blow: Consultant

The European Food Safety Authority (EFSA) rejection last week of health claims for sports nutrients like L-carnitine, acetyl of L-carnitine, glutamine or tyrosine may have a devastating effect on the...

Natural colours drive Chr Hansen Q3 results; probiotic uncertainty continues

The newly renamed Natural Colors Division was the star performer in Danish ingredients supplier Chr Hansen’s Q3 results, showing 34% organic sales growth for the quarter, compared to 5% for...

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Astaxanthin health claim rejection “not a big surprise”

Astaxanthin suppliers have expressed disappointment at last week’s rejection of the carotenoid by the European Food Safety Authority (EFSA) health claims panel, but said the rejection was not unexpected given...

EFSA health claim opinion

French cranberry claim winner says EFSA failed to evaluate submitted claim wording

French cranberry firm Pharmatoka says the European Food Safety Authority (EFSA) failed to assess its submitted urinary tract infection (UTI) health claim wording, which was the very same as that...

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Veteran L-carnitine prof: Rejected dossier literature is 'out of date'

A highly peeved, 30-year veteran L-carnitine researcher has written to the European Food Safety Authority (EFSA) calling on the agency to alter its rejection yesterday of an L-carnitine, article 13...

NDA panellist: Angry academics would come to same conclusions if on our panel

As the European Food Safety Authority (EFSA) delivers hundreds of batch five general function health claim rejections to an ever-frustrated academic and commercial community, EFSA health claims panelist Ambroise Martin,...

EFSA health claim opinion

EFSA intense sweeteners opinion lacks ‘common sense’, says Ajinomoto

Aspartame supplier Ajinomoto says a health claim opinion that refused the role of intense sweeteners in weight management defies ‘common sense’.

Fat challenge test may identify dietary health effects

A high-fat challenge test employing cutting edge –omics technology may generate more and better information about the health effects of dietary ingredients and supplements, say researchers.

EFSA HEALTH CLAIM OPINIONS - ARTICLE 13, BATCH 5 (Complete)

EFSA publishes article 13, batch 5 – winners and losers

The European Food Safety Authority (EFSA) this morning published 536 health claims in 73 opinions in the fifth batch of general function claims.

Pre- and probiotic academics demand ‘clear roadmap’ for claims

The Board of Directors of the International Scientific Association for Probiotics and Prebiotics (ISAPP) has published an open letter in the British Journal of Nutrition demanding pre-submission meetings with EFSA...

Nutricia lightly spanked over infant formula marketing

TV and direct mail adverts for a follow-on milk made by Danone-owned infant formula maker Nutricia have been deemed misleading by the UK advertising watchdog, although parts of the 2009...

Lipid Nutrition fire sale does not include infant formula offering

Dutch fats and oils specialist IOI-Loders Croklaan will integrate breast milk alternative Betapol into its product range to complete the break-up of its subsidiary Lipid Nutrition announced yesterday.

Probiotech 2011

Next generation probiotic health claims: The rise of “mechanism-based” data

Metagenomic developments are providing new insights into the here-to-now largely mysterious mechanisms of behaviour displayed by gut microbiota – just the kind of data required by the European Food Safety...

Study: phosphorus claim could present public health risk

A paper to be published in the journal Food Policy raises concerns that some general function health claims soon to be authorised in the European Union could put public health...

Commission to ditch dietetic foods category

The general rules on dietetic foods look set to be abolished following the Commission’s adoption of a new draft regulation yesterday.

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