Health claims

EFSA returns 2000+ health claims to EC for clarification

EFSA returns 2000+ health claims to EC for clarification

By staff reporter

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...

A big day for European health claims

A big day for European health claims

Next Monday, June 15, is a big day for the European healthy foods and food supplements industries. Let’s call it Big Monday. Or J15.

EC moves to block health claim withdrawals

EC moves to block health claim withdrawals

By Shane Starling

The European Commission and European Union member states are moving to halt the flood of nutrition and health claim withdrawals in a bid to preserve what it is calling “transparency in the regulation”.

Time for a health claims time-out, says industry

Time for a health claims time-out, says industry

By Shane Starling

The European Food Safety Authority (EFSA) should delay publishing the first batch of 1024 article 13.1 generic health claims due by the end of July, a meeting was told in Brussels yesterday, as industry concern about its “innovation-killing” effect reaches...

Tomato extract wins EFSA blood aggregation health claim

EFSA health claim opinion

Tomato extract wins EFSA blood aggregation health claim

By Shane Starling

UK-based Provexis Natural Products Limited has won a positive article 13.5 claim linking tomato concentrate consumption and blood platelet aggregation from the European Food Safety Authority (EFSA).

EFSA issues health claims help

EFSA issues health claims help

By Shane Starling

The European Food Safety Authority (EFSA) has published a Q&A (question and answer) in advance of its stakeholders meeting in Brussels on June 15, to help industry better understand the nutrition and health claims process.

Are cranberry PACs all they are cracked up to be?

Are cranberry PACs all they are cracked up to be?

By Shane Starling

In a NutraIngredients.com round table discussion, three leading cranberry suppliers discuss the merits of proanthocyanidins (PACs) in benefiting urinary tract infections(UTIs).

Time for an EU health claims rethink

Time for an EU health claims rethink

In a NutraIngredients.com round table discussion, DSM’s Bas van Buijtenen expresses widespread industry concern with the EU nutrition and health claims process, while Cantox’s Nigel Baldwin tells us what we should expect from next month’s meeting with...

The true cost of health claims and why patience is a virtue

Dispatches from Vitafoods

The true cost of health claims and why patience is a virtue

By Stephen Daniells

Are health claims dossiers really that expensive, and has the ‘wait and see’ approach to submitting dossiers won? Stephen Daniells speaks to Joerg Gruenwald, PhD, President of Analyze & Realize, about how much it costs to compile a dossier, and why...

Danone plays waiting game on health claims

Dispatches from Vitafoods

Danone plays waiting game on health claims

After taking part in a Pharmanager seminar at Vitafoods in Geneva, Dr Jean-Michel Antoine, a 30-year research and development veteran at Danone, tells Shane Starling why the French dairy firm has pulled three article 13.5 probiotic yoghurt claims from...

EFSA scientist offers rejected health claim hope

Dispatches from Vitafoods

EFSA scientist offers rejected health claim hope

By Shane Starling

The presentation of science backing some health claims, as well as problematic wording, have been the culprits behind some European Food Safety Authority (EFSA) article 13.5 and article 14 health claim rejections and not the science per se, according...

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