The European Botanical Forum (EBF) says the European Union nutrition and health claims process cannot “credibly proceed” in a climate where about half of the 4000+ health claims received by the European Food Safety Authority (EFSA) have been returned...
The world’s only officially mandated cranberry health claim will not be affected by the recent rejection of a similar claim at European Union level, according to the company that submitted the claim, Ocean Spray.
A Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) marketing itself as a botanical form of the male erectile dysfunction drug, Viagra, has been seized by UK authorities after it was found to contain pharmaceuticals at banned doses.
Dr Gareth Morgan, a partner in the London office of European law firm Taylor Wessing, says a recent European Court of Justice verdict may have a liberating effect on the European food supplements market.
The Food Standards Agency (FSA) has warned the UK public to avoid a brand of turmeric food supplements containing a drug called nimesulide after it was linked to two deaths and several liver damage cases in Scandinavia.
The European Botanical Forum (EBF) has welcomed the European Court of Justice’s (ECJ) judgement against Spain for not applying the principle of mutual recognition in its policy on botanical food supplements.
Stakeholders in the botanicals industry have again highlighted their concerns regarding the European Food Safety Authority’s (EFSA) approach to health claims regulation in a meeting with the authority last week.
The influential UK-based consumer welfare advocate, Which?, has poured scorn on some functional foods, despite the fact 59 per cent of its highly sceptical members buy omega-3, probiotic and other functional foods.
The European Food Safety Authority (EFSA) has issued a negative opinion to global cranberry leader Ocean Spray for an article 14 health claim relating consumption of cranberry and urinary tract infection (UTI) in women.
Phytopharm, the UK start-up Unilever dumped in November after spending more than €20m euros in a failed attempt to develop a hoodia-based weight management product, says it is in discussions with major food and food supplements players about the South...
Canadian scientists have found that the antioxidant power of garlic is related to the organic compound allicin, research that deepens our understanding of the potential benefits of this food and supplements favourite.
A UK medicines regulator committee has agreed proposals to encourage 100s of herbal products in the UK to be registered under the European Union Traditional Herbal Medicinal Products Directive (THMPD).
Botanicals manufacturer Bio-Health is proving smaller companies can
cut it in the thrust and tumble of life under the Traditional
Herbal Medicinal Products Directive (THMPD), by having a valerian
product registered in the UK.
Hundreds of botanical products face removal from the UK market if
their manufacturers do not submit applications to have them
registered under the European Union Traditional Herbal Medicinal
Products Directive (THMPD) directive.