Health claims

EFSA rejects Merck omega-3 health claim

EFSA health claim opinion

EFSA rejects Merck omega-3 health claim

By Shane Starling

DHA does not benefit visual or cognitive development in infants and unborn babies, according to two article 14 opinions published by the European Food Safety Authority (EFSA) today.

EU health claims system may be illegal, say trade groups

EU health claims system may be illegal, say trade groups

By Shane Starling

Several influential pan-European industry groups will consider mounting a legal challenge against the European Union nutrition and health claims regulation if, as expected, thousands of article 13.1 generic ‘health maintenance’ claims are forbidden across...

Health claim dossiers cost €5m, says DSM

Health claim dossiers cost €5m, says DSM

By Shane Starling from Amsterdam

DSM’s human nutrition corporate scientist, Wim Saris, spoke with Shane Starling recently after chairing a weight management and satiety conference in Amsterdam. He voiced his concern about spiralling health claim costs muzzling innovation.

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