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Winning EFSA over is only half the health claims battle

DISPATCHES FROM VITAFOODS EUROPE 2012

Winning EFSA over is only half the health claims battle

By Nathan Gray from Geneva

There is a fine line to tread between scientific accuracy and consumer understanding when it comes to EFSA approved health claims, says the director general of the European Food Information Council.

Cranberry medical claim winner targets food industry

Dispatches from Vitafoods Europe 2012

Cranberry medical claim winner targets food industry

By Shane Starling from Geneva

With a recently awarded medical devices urinary tract infection (UTI) claim in the bag, Dutch start-up Medical Brands booked a late booth at Vitafoods Europe, keen to show off its achievement to a food sector that has been denied EU health claims.

IPA co-founder: EU probiotic approach is “dirty pool”

Disptaches from Microbiota 2011

IPA co-founder: EU probiotic approach is “dirty pool”

By Shane Starling

Jarrow Rogovin, never a man to mince his words, says it is high time the IPA and other trade groups stepped up to the plate to defend a sector that has been under regulatory siege on both sides of the Atlantic for several years.

Researchers close in on the ‘black box’ of bacterial vaginosis

Dispatches from Microbiota 2011

Researchers close in on the ‘black box’ of bacterial vaginosis

By Shane Starling in Paris

Dr Jacques Ravel, one the world’s leading vaginal microbia researchers, says revelations about differing ‘community types’ of vaginal bacteria could drastically improve treatments for the common condition, vaginosis.

Big future forecast for pre- and probiotics

Dispatches from Microbiota 2011

Big future forecast for pre- and probiotics

By Shane Starling

The Boston-based Human Microbiome Project is three years into a five-year project that is throwing up revelations about how human microorganisms behave – and its leader predicts a big future for pre- and probiotics.

Jens Bleiel, CEO of FHI:

FHI "getting its act together" for positive EFSA opinions

By Jane Byrne

A trial underway will provide the substantiation that EFSA needs in order to get a health claim for a protein mix used in combination with an exercise programme for improving muscle mass in the elderly, claims value-added dairy project Food for Health...

Cranberry giant aims to settle debilitating PACs debate in “6-12 months”

Dispatches from FIE 2011

Cranberry giant aims to settle debilitating PACs debate in “6-12 months”

By Shane Starling in Paris

Ocean Spray has waded out of its Massachusetts cranberry bogs and into the fiery and divisive debate about accurately measuring the berry’s health benefit-delivering proanthocyanidins (PACs) – a longstanding tete-a-tete it says it can end once for all...

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