Health claims

Chocolate does not help children to grow, says EFSA

EFSA health claim opinion

Chocolate does not help children to grow, says EFSA

By Shane Starling

An ambitious article 14 health claim dossier submitted by Italian-based Soremartec Italia S.r.l. Gruppo Ferrero that sought to link chocolate consumption and growth in children has drawn a negative opinion from the European Food Safety Authority.

EFSA cans cranberry health claim

EFSA health claim opinion

EFSA cans cranberry health claim

By Shane Starling

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.

EU trade group criticises health claim list

EU trade group criticises health claim list

By Shane Starling

The European Responsible Nutrition Alliance (ERNA) has criticised the recently updated 4000+, article 13 health and nutrition claim list for containing re-worded claims or omitting them completely.

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