The European Food Safety Authority (EFSA) expects to process
applications for 1000-2000 health claims, 900 food additives and
2800 flavours in the next 12 months, according to EFSA executive
director, Catherine Geslain-Lanéelle.
Consumer confusion and increased competition from other functional
food categories like probiotics has stalled growth of the
cholesterol-lowering, sterol-fortified foods and beverages market
in the UK.
The European Food Safety Authority (EFSA) has indicated key
functional food groups may be exempt from potentially draconian
nutrient profiling regulations being debated within the European
Union and due to be written into law by January...
The $72.3bn (€48bn) functional foods and beverages markets of
Europe, the US and the Asia Pacific will grow by a buoyant 5.7 per
cent per year until 2012 as a broader demographic seeks out their
health-boosting potential, according...
The European Commission insists it is on track with the process of
tabulating the thousands of health claim petitions submitted to it
by member states and European trade organisations, but industry
sources are not so optimistic.
Raisio, the Finnish-based manufacturer of the cholesterol-lowering
ingredient Benecol has made its first foray into Asia by inking a
deal to supply Benecol to an Indian supplements manufacturer and
distributor, British Biologicals.