They say the positive muscle mass claim is the most important to the whey industry and that the dossier-building is going on in that area and others, under the article 13.5 route of the 2006 EU nutrition and health claims regulation.
At the table were Paul Donegan, marketing manager, Carbery; Suzane Leser, nutrition manager – lifestyle ingredients, Volac; Mark Clifford, regulatory affairs manager, Glanbia.
“We understand that since 2007 when the submissions were put lots of evidence came out for whey protein, more is coming,” said Lesser. “We are confident now that we can learn the process.”
Donegan added: “The most obvious avenue would be 13.5.”
The recent EFSA opinion can be found here.