The Codex Committee on Nutrition and Foods for Special Dietary Uses will continue to explore work on harmonized probiotic guidelines despite opposition from some delegations and industry trade associations.
Nutritional labelling is an emotive subject in Europe, drawing strong responses from all sides of the debate. As the European Commission prepares to release its report on the topic next year, can – and indeed should – consensus be reached for a single...
Legislators took a step towards increasing the transparency of the European Food Safety Agency's (EFSA) authorisation process in a bid to improve trust and risk prevention. However, concerns are mounting that this could have the unintended consequence...
The director general of New Zealand's Ministry of Health has issued yet another public warning about supplements containing Artemisia annua extract, after 11 more reports of liver complications from consuming such products surfaced.
There is a lot of science supporting both the safety and efficacy of probiotics, and the community should do more to talk about this science, says the new director of scientific affairs at the International Probiotics Association.
Italy’s Ministry of Health has moved to clarify definitions governing food for medical purposes from food supplements, with suggestions that the final decision intends to be kept at a national, not EU level.
Food manufacturers could soon be able to source more plant-based proteins locally after the European Commission announced new policies to promote production and consumption of soy, chickpeas, lentils and rapeseed.
Tighter regulation is needed, in addition to advancements in science and technology, to stamp out adulteration in botanical extracts, says Ryan Gorman, brand director of Network Nutrition, a provider of plant-derived ingredients.