Botanicals

Acerola: Cognis says soft health claims will do for extracts from this evergreen

Dispatches from HIE 2010

Cognis focuses on soft health claims for plant extracts

By Ben Bouckley

Cognis says it is following a “dual pillar” approach to product marketing that involves stressing market awareness of health benefits for some ingredients such as plant extracts, rather than investing in EFSA (European Food Safety Authority) submissions.

Botanical giants debate EU herbal health claims hiatus

Dispatches from HIE 2010

Botanical giants debate EU herbal health claims hiatus

By Shane Starling in Madrid

The world’s two biggest herbal extract suppliers respond to the recent European Commission decision to temporarily remove botanicals from the European Union health claims process.

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NI Health Claims 2010

NutraIngredients health claims conference is less than a month away

By Shane Starling

Crucial. Claims. Knowledge. With industry still reeling from the latest batch of article 13.1 opinions, NutraIngredients has been busy putting the final touches on its second health claims conference in Brussels – now less than a month away.

EFSA strikes a blow against cocoa health claims

EFSA strikes a blow against cocoa health claims

By Jane Joseph

The European Food and Safety Authority (EFSA) has struck a blow to the confectionery industry by saying there is not enough evidence to support a link between cocoa flavanols and some of the often touted health benefits.

Soy protein claims have failed to impress EFSA's health claims panel

EFSA health claim opinion

Soy industry seeks EC dialogue after EFSA rejection

By Shane Starling

Soy industry groups say they are actively lobbying the European Commission for dialogue after the European Food Safety Authority (EFSA) last week rejected a raft of soy-related health claims.

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