The International Probiotics Association (IPA) has urged the industry to support its efforts to bring consistency to the global regulatory landscape, so that the rules can keep pace with technology and scientific advancement.
The European Commission and European Food Safety Authority must face up to the lack of ‘proper’ dialogue between health claims applicants and regulators, says EHPM, as it calls for reforms of the current system.
Food and Agriculture Organisation’s director-general José Graziano da Silva has called for legal and institutional frameworks to take the lead in addressing dietary gaps that characterise malnutrition.
Flour looks likely to be fortified with folic acid under new plans set out by the UK Government, bringing the country in line with fortification guidelines in the EU that prevent birth defects, such as spina bifida.
The European Commission (EC) intends to authorise for the first time a health claim arising from the combined effects of a number of substances, in a decision that affects firms backing the synergistic effect of nutrients in their products.
Italy’s Competition and Market Authority (AGCM) has fined lifestyle firm Life120 over €500,000 after the company were guilty of making false claims and employing ‘non-transparent’ methods in promoting its food supplement range
The European Commission (EC) has made a series of amendments to its Union list of permitted additives, specifically the groups used for food supplements; further clarifying differences in chewable and syrup products.
Italy has published a decree clarifying herbal substances and preparation use in food supplements updating last year’s consolidated list submitted to the European commission (EC), which combined the Italian and Belfrit list.