SUBSCRIBE

Breaking News on Supplements & Nutrition - EuropeUS edition

Report abuse about a comment

Communicate well and be patient

It is good news that EFSA is doing the necessary adaptations in order to ensure an appropriate application and evaluation process for probiotic health claims. At the Institute for the Development of Probiotic Food products we consider that while there is an effort to solve emerging issues then things are going the good way. We are convinced that all this process, even if lengthy and costly, will ultimately benefit serious companies and consumers. In the mean time, there are other legitimate options for communicating the health benefits of probiotics to consumers. An outstanding example is the “Consumer Reliance Program” (http://www.idpf-idap.com/En-consumer-reliance.html ), which even has certain advantages over health claims for the quality of information that can be transmitted to consumers.

Posted by Martin Macouzet
14 November 2012 | 22h05

Please fill in the box below to tell us why you feel the post breaks our rules. When you are finished, click on "Send" so that it can be reviewed by a moderator.

Your name *
Your email *

We will not publish your email on the site

Reason *

Back to: New EFSA health claims chief: Probiotics can win claims within “one or two years”

Spotlight

DG SANCO chief resigns after disciplinary inquiry

DG SANCO chief resigns following ‘sober’ disciplinary inquiry

Director general of the European Commission’s Health and Consumers unit (DG SANCO), Paola Testori Coggi, has resigned...

HFMA court hearing in the case against EU health claims regulation

HFMA awaits EU health claims verdict after court hearing

The UK Health Food Manufacturers' Association (HFMA) appeal against the EU nutrition and health claims regulation (NHCR)...

Insight: How 100 trillion bacteria in your gut help to keep you healthy
Guest article

Insight: How 100 trillion bacteria in your gut help to keep you healthy

I am one of many scientists around the world whose work involves studying an ecosystem of diverse...

Learning from Japan's healthy ageing market
Special edition: Healthy ageing

Learning from Japan's healthy ageing market

From an €80 million market for anti-ageing placenta supplements to the world’s most innovative (and fad-driven) functional...

GSK-MaxiNutrition loses protein health claims appeal

GSK-MaxiNutrition loses protein health claims appeal

Sir Hayden Phillips, the man tasked with performing ‘independent reviews’ of UK Advertising Standards Authority (ASA) rulings,...

Healthy ageing comes of age: Free forum is next week

Healthy ageing comes of age: Free forum is next week

Next Tuesday NutraIngredients is proud to host our first healthy ageing forum, an hour long online discussion...