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Innéov failed but Unilever hopes for skin health claim win

Innéov failed but Unilever hopes for skin health claim win

By Shane Starling

Unilever has submitted a health claim dossier to the European Food Safety Authority for a skin health food supplement composed of a similar formulation to the market leading Innéov product that had its skin health claim rejected in May this year.

ASA backed the energy shot's alertness claims despite 86 complaints

ASA backs Glaxo energy shot TV ad

By Shane Starling

The UK Advertising Standards Authority (ASA) has OK’d a television advert for a GlaxoSmithKline energy drink that claimed to boost alertness.

Gencor: EFSA misrepresented science in weight loss opinions

Gencor: EFSA misrepresented science in weight loss opinions

By Shane Starling

Gencor, the Hong Kong based weight loss ingredient supplier, says the European Food Safety Authority (EFSA) has failed to objectively represent the science in rejecting its weight loss claims and subsequent appeal.

Herbs, omega-3s can save millions in healthcare: Report

Herbs, omega-3s can save millions in healthcare: Report

By Shane Starling

An Australian study has found herbal preparations and omega-3s are effective treatments against an array of illnesses including osteoarthritis, heart disease and depression and could save the country more than $220m every year.

Soy groups: EFSA soy protein definition “does not exist”

Soy groups: EFSA soy protein definition “does not exist”

By Shane Starling

The three groups behind the soy protein-cholesterol lowering health claim rejected by the European Food Safety Authority in late July, say EFSA’s tight definition of soy protein denies real world use of the nutrient.

Provexis commits to CV and immunity research

Provexis commits to CV and immunity research

By Shane Starling

Biotech start-up Provexis says it will commence two clinical trials in 2011 – one in the area of cardiovascular inflammation, the other in treatment of “hospital superbug” c.difficile.

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