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.
Probiotics will continue to expand beyond the yoghurt and yoghurt drink category that has brought them to global prominence according to a probiotic market review conducted by French health food sector consultancy, Alcimed.
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...
The French arm of Mead Johnson Nutritionals has had two omega-3, eye health claims approved by the European Food Safety Authority (EFSA), but had three infant brain health claims turned down by the scientific assessor.
The European Commission is no closer to finalising a nutrient profiling criteria that will govern which foods and beverages can make health and nutrition claims, according to a Commission official contacted by NutraIngredients.com this morning.
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.
The European Union nutrition and health claims process will not meet its January, 2010, deadline as there are simply too many to process by the European Food Safety Authority (EFSA), the bloc’s executive arms, according to Brussels-based consultancy,...
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.