All news articles for August 03, 2015

BASF-Stepan: “We hope, also for future applicants, that EFSA will focus more on their concrete mandate in answering a scientific question instead of taking over the role of risk management.”

‘EFSA failed in their evaluation…’

BASF launches stinging attack on EFSA

By Shane STARLING

BASF says the European Food Safety Authority (EFSA) failed to fulfil its health claim assessment remit after the Parma-based agency last month rejected its CLA-weight management appeal.

Children with Prader–Willi syndrome (PWS) – a genetic condition that predisposes them to obesity – had similar microbial populations as children with ‘simple’ obesity caused by their lifestyles. Image: © iStockPhoto / Kenishirotie

Prebiotics improve gut microbiota in obese kids: Study

By Stephen Daniells

A prebiotic-rich diet may shift the gut microbiota profiles of obese children to a more beneficial profile, regardless of whether the obesity was related to lifestyle or genetics, says a study from an international team of researchers.

Consumers are highly susceptible to the symbolic information that food marketers may specifically use on labelling to promote their products, write the researchers.

The power of symbolic wording on a food label

By Niamh Michail

Symbolic information on a food label can change the perception of a product – even when consumers are aware that this perception is false, write researchers.

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