Botanicals

EFSA set to mass reject 100s of herbal health claims

EFSA set to mass reject 100s of herbal health claims

By Shane Starling

Hundreds of proposed botanical-health relationships ranging from antioxidant activity to skin health to immunity to gut health will almost certainly be rejected if the European Food Safety Authority (EFSA) holds to its current methodologies, according...

EFSA health claims chief: Our methods are misunderstood

EFSA health claims chief: Our methods are misunderstood

By Shane Starling

In part two of this exclusive NutraIngredients podcast, Professor Albert Flynn, chair of European Food Safety Authority’s Scientific Panel on Dietetic Products, Nutrition and Allergies (NDA) refutes criticism the agency is biased toward certain nutrients.

Vitafoods investigates health claims

Vitafoods 2010

Vitafoods investigates health claims

As the drama surrounding the European Union health claims system thickens, Vitafoods hosts a day-long seminar that will unpick key issues from marketing practices to the drug/food borderline to legal and consumer perspectives of healthy food and supplement...

Kemin and DSM commit to article 13.5 lutein submission

Kemin and DSM commit to article 13.5 lutein submission

By Shane Starling

Leading lutein suppler Kemin Health will resubmit a lutein dossier under article 13.5 of the European Union nutrition and health claims regulation, after EFSA last week rejected an article 13.1 lutein-eye health submission.

Supply: Beta-carotene club and beyond

Special Edition: Antioxidants

Supply: Beta-carotene club and beyond

By Jane Byrne

In the second part of our antioxidants special, NutraIngredients focuses on the carotenoids where the vitamin A converter, beta-carotene, is still lording it over lutein and lycopene and DSM and BASF’s synthetic versions continue to dominate that particular...

Overview: The (seemingly) unstoppable antioxidant powerhouse

Special edition: Antioxidants

Overview: The (seemingly) unstoppable antioxidant powerhouse

By Shane Starling

In the first instalment of this antioxidants special NutraIngredients scans a diverse global market that has barely been dented by the recession and continues to flourish amid consumer understanding that is often little more than surface deep.

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